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Elijah Blake just released his new video for “Forget You: Voices In My Head.” The video, directed by Sean Alexander, features Blake in various parts of Japan and highlights some aspects of Japanese culture. Blake’s video is like a mini-film, and features some snippets from other tracks that are off his “Blueberry Vapors” project.
Blake’s video is divided into three parts, and each part showcases a different location. You can see Elijah Blake in the video along with people doing epic yoga poses and artfully formed backflips. In the video, there is some audio from a famous Bruce Lee saying, “Be like water.”
In an e-mail with The FADER, Blake said,“With the influx of streaming and video content amongst us millennials it’s so easy to get lost in the redundancy of a lot of the recent visuals from our favorite artists and creative peers.”
“You start to believe all the great ideas have already been done before, or that the current state of hip-hop and soul doesn’t allow new artists freedom or financial support to execute ideas as iconic as the ’90s Missy, Busta, TLC, and MJ era. One day my director Sean Alexander and I were sitting back thinking how crazy would it be to just hop on a plane with no crew, no plan, no restrictions, and be forced to pull from whatever culture we stumble upon. Three days later, we were headed to Japan with just his camera. Neither one of us spoke a lick of Japanese, but we came up with this piece with the help of some friends we made along the way. I’m very proud of it,” Blake said.
You can watch the video for “Forget You: Voice In My Head” below.
WATCH Elijah Blake’s Video HERE:
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