Kanye West: All of the Lights

The video for Kanye West’s single ‘All of the Lights’ dropped this weekend and it is dominated by flahsing full-screen text that can only be compared to the credits sequence for Gaspar Noe‘s Enter the Void. (Designed by Tom Kan and Thorsten Fleisch) Is it a Coincidence? We’ll have to ask Hype or Kanye ourselves. The flashy, Tokyo-inspired neon lights aesthetic, combined with thought provoking images takes the video to a whole other level.

A video about mistakes, people were starting to take his place, but now he’s back. A song that invokes intense emotion when listening to it!  I can see why Kanye and Hype chose to include epileptic inducing strobes and visuals. A good match to the songs thought provoking lyrics.

Definitely been on the rotation since the release of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

I love all the hooks that each artist participated in. Can you hear the featured artists?

Features: Kanye West (Rihanna, Elton John, Fergie, John Legend, The-Dream, Ryan Leslie, Tony Williams, Charlie Wilson, La Roux’s Elly Jackson, Alicia Keys and Kid Cudi)
Director: Hype Williams
Lead Editor & MoGFX: Hadaya Turner
Release: 02.19.2011

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