Arthur Jafa directed the vid. Fuckin’ fierce!
Kanye West just dropped a new hymn with Texan spitter La Flame, a.k.a. Travis $cott. It’s jam-packed with dark, visceral stuff including all the contemporaneous insanity of the pandemic/BLM/Antifa-driven news cycle. A lot of George Floyd references and riotous optics collided with slugger ruffians, institutional authority, etc.
In the wake of ‘Jesus is King’ and ‘Jesus is Born’, Ye unleashed ‘Wash Us in the Blood’, his first new track in a long while and part of his forthcoming album ‘God’s Country.’ The thumpin’ track was mixed/produced by Dr. Dre with an eye-popping low hi-fi vid directed by artist Arthur Jafa.
The piece is a manic montage of the hysterics, hell-raisers, flamethrowers, black-on-black pugilism, black ops, angst and anarchy that is rippling through cities all over the world triggered by perceived ‘structural racism.’ Kanye is an artist who brings transgressive/sensitive subject matter and controversial events into sonic-visual collision. We love ya, Ye!
Nail-biting, non-linear, glitched-out and gushing with emotion, ‘Wash Us in the Blood’ gives us undulating masses and morasses of cultural complexity and makes you understand on a gut level that all great art is combustible and comes from places of tension and torsion.
The vid teems with RQ-1 drones, marauding brawlers, race-y imagery, religion, turbulent plasma and cryptic pics of Kanye’s morphing mug. Ye unleashes a torrent of cultural and taboo genres: rappers, gangstas and Glocks; existential struggle, victimhood, rectitude and community strength; noble poets and black messiahs. “Rain down on the pain / rain down on the slain / wash us in da’ blood / whole life being thugs / Holy Spirit come down – we need you now!” Watch it below!
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Images Kanye West + Travis $cott + YouTube
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