Here’s the video/portrait for Kanye West’s single off his upcoming untitled LP due out this November. A description of the themes and imagery in the words of director Marco Brambilla:
It’s a video portrait of Kanye. It starts with a very tight shot introducing him that’s kind of a reinvention of a neoclassical painting. It pulls back from the shot, without any cuts, and we reveal the video canvas, populated by all these characters who are depicted in various stages of undress and decadence. The iconography comes from Roman iconography, Renaissance iconography, and it connects to the sexuality of the music as well. As we reveal the setting for it, there’s a feeling of a moment of transition for him. A fall from grace, if you will. It visualizes power, and him as the icon as power, and then at the end of the piece it challenges the power that I set up at the beginning. It’s an elliptical piece of storytelling.
Here’s the uncensored video because boobies are cool and some random Yeezy intro edits of mine that you may have not heard before.
My “Get Em High” remix from 2007