Crisp N' Fresh: Badu's 'Window Seat' Brings On A Deeper Meaning

Saturday, March 27, 2010


In the wee morning hours of today, Erykah Badu unleashed the video for fantastic single, "Window Seat", and it's an achievement for the artist. If you were expecting the singer to be lounging luxuriously in first class, while on a flight of reflective fancy, then you might have underestimated Madame Badu, for she gives her viewers something meatier for us to digest. In a metaphorical mindscape, Badu takes a stroll around Dealey Plaza in her hometown of Dallas, Texas, the exact location where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated back in 1963. Among passersby (according to her Twitter the video was shot in one take, guerrilla style), Badu strips down to her birthday suit and then leads us to the climatic ending with the metaphor completely resolved. In a way, Badu gives "Window Seat", the track, a much more political slant than what we thought from the beginning with this striking visual. An impressive and heavy, touchdown.

The Return of the Ankh is in stores March 30th.

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