You have probably heard about Runaway in the past week or so. If you haven’t well, get ready to spend 30 minutes engulfed in a visually stimulating dreamlike video fantasy of a man who falls in love with a fallen phoenix. The cinematography is fabulous! The music a pure example of Kanye’s genius, and I am not even his biggest fan… but I can definitely see the art in it.
Runaway is definitely out there with other music and visual masterpieces such as Thriller and Purple Rain. It has a ton of references to pop-culture and the more you watch it, the greater it becomes.
The fallen phoenix is played by the former Victoria Secret Anged Selita Ebanks. The whole time she is in an incredible feather ensemble. The styling in the whole video is impressive from Kanye’s awesome blazers, to the great dinner scene and the set up of the table. It is great to see artists pushing the boundaries of beauty.