Today's Screening is "Otherside Of The Game" directed by Erykah Badu (Starring Erykah Badu and André 3000).
This week I was feeling soulful and music like this undoubtedly makes your soul full. In "Otherside Of The Game" (1997) we see a young Erykah Badu and Andre 3000 in a day-in-the-life-of style video. The camera pans the room in what makes it feel like a continuous shot of a fluid and busy couple moving around their apartment in common choreography. The visual feels so genuine and what makes it beautiful is the clear authentic love shared between the two artists caught on camera. I love the moment when Andre opens the blinds to a flood of light that syncs up perfectly with a burst of Erykah's harmonies opening up in the track. The relatable video depicts the emotional struggle in the song and provides a window into a relationship that feels like it could be a reflection of your own, or your friends or your mothers - I think Erykah Badu's voice has a pure way of story telling that makes you feel like it's yours, with the realistic and natural essence of that skill being caught on camera with this self directed video. Check out the young couple on screen and soak in the soulful jazz vocals.