I know that we're a bit heavy on video posts today but I just have to share this new music video for Kid Cudi's 'Make Her Say' Feat. Kanye West. "Make Her Say" samples an acoustic version of Lady GaGa's smash hit "Poker Face".
"We put a little trick-a-roo on you," Cudi told MTV about the newly-outed video. "We wanted to go for a real abstract and iconic-looking video, something real artsy. It's really dope. It's like split screen, and how he shot it is with multiple, different shots. It's almost like there's still shots and there's movement going on in them. It's really trippy."
The video is directed by Nez Khammal, whose previous work includes M.I.A.'s "Jimmy" and Lily Allen's "The Fear." He said he thinks he was chosen because he presented a way to make it look like four very busy artists — Cudi, Kanye West, Common and Lady Gaga — got together to shoot the video, despite being on opposite coasts. (Lady Gaga wasn't able to do the video in the end.)
He said the rappers' creativity and experience helped make things run smoother. "It's always good when someone knows what he is talking about and he sort of adds to it," he said. "Because at the end of the day, it's like a team effort, and you all want to get together to create the best thing possible.
"Working with three artists — not that I'm brownnosing — but working with three artists that are so experienced, it was so easy getting the shots," he added. "It was like one or three takes, performance-wise, and you didn't even have to work that hard as a director to get the performance out of them."
Floating balloons, split screen, DJ Hero at 3:02..what's not to like? I could watch this over and over again...(By the way, did you pick up that this song is about threesomes? Interesting...)