New Video: Kanye West’s “Street Lights”

06/30/2009 9:21 AM |

The videos for songs off Kanye’s latest album, 808s and Heartbreak, have been all over the place, and the latest is no exception. Javier Longobardo‘s anime-inspired CGI video for “Street Lights” is pretty, almost so pretty it could distract from the boring song, which builds just slowly enough to put you to sleep. And pretty as it is, it still looks like a half-finished video game or computerized action sequence. Like preceding clips for “Paranoid” (starring Rihanna), “Amazing” and “Heartless” (all of which are much better songs than “Street Lights”), the concept is interesting, but the execution totally half-assed. What I’m trying to say is, it might be cool in a designer video game kind of a way, but it’s no “Love Lockdown”. Am I right?

One Comment

  • The video and song both seem to be lacking something (fully finished images, any hint of a compelling beat…). Maybe this sound/image vacancy was on purpose, but I think it sucks.