Friday, August 6, 2010

Video: Janelle Monáe - Cold War

Sometimes, simplicity is the best option.  Janelle Monáe's new video for "Cold War", off of her album The ArchAndroid, is as simple as you can get.  The video shows a close up of Monáe as she sings the lyrics to the single.  Behind her is a completely black background with zero props.  The video was shot in one take and let's the viewer see Janelle at a vulnerable position.  She loses her composure half way through the song as she sings the lyrics, "I was made to believe there's something wrong with me / And it hurts my heart".  It's very raw and emotional.  "Cold War" is Sinéad O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U" for the modern day.

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