**WARNING: IF YOU HAVE ANY AVERSIONS TOWARDS VISUALS OF: HOMOSEXUAL MEN AND EXTRA THICK – SUPER THICK WOMEN AGGRESSIVELY BOOTY DANCING IN THE STREETS AND OUTSIDE CLUBS, SCENES OF GHETTO LIVING, GRAVEYARDS, DOGS OFF LEASH AND DIPLO DANCING LIKE A WHITE GUY, LOOK AWAY NOW!!**
Almost a month ago, Diplo, released the audio for, “Express Yourself” feat. Nicky Da B. An inspired homage to the vibrant New Orleans Booty Bounce music scene, Express Yourself, was an audio typhoon of calculated musical confusion. Since the release of that single, a single that will appear on an EP of the same name due out sometime in May, I’ve been dying for some visuals to the record. I have a very active imagination, and when I listen to music, I often imagine what the music video would look like for whatever song it is I am listening to at the time. When I listened to, Express Yourself, I definitely envisioned a lot of booty shaking and “I dropped a contact” style dance positions , maybe a peppering of flashing lights and some obligatory shady club scenes, but the treatment that was created for, Express Yourself, by Director, Lil Internet, was something decidedly more interesting and original. Hit the skip the watch EXPRESS YOURSELF feat. NICKY DA B.
I do really enjoy it when music videos can match the true feeling and essence of what a song is and what it evokes, and the music video offerring for, Express Yourself, does that in spades. The editing of this video is suburb. Slow motion, fast motion, quick cuts, strobe speed image layering and amusing parallels are all at work here. This video takes you to the street and out of the club, and in doing so, gives you, what I feel, is a much more organic representation of the New Orleans Bounce scene. From corner stores, to abandoned houses, to street corners and barren parking lots in between, the bounce music scene covers a lot of ground outside the clubs, and I appreciate seeing this represented in the music video for, Express Yourself. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this shockingly entertaining music video, however, I wouldn’t recommend watching this video more than three times in a row. For the purpose of writing this post, I watched the, Express Yourself, video multiple times in succession. There is now a steady twitch going on in my left eye. Just FYI.
Thanks for taking the time to read and watch this post! See y’all in a bit. Much love.