Crisp N' Fresh Vids: Raphael Saadiq Can't Live Without His Retro 'Radio'

Friday, January 7, 2011

How's this for the quickness? Just mere days after Raphael Saadiq unleashed the beach blanket bingo of new single, "Radio", we now have the visual. Sticking to his retro guns still, Saadiq goes deeper into vintage territory and takes an eclectic cast of characters along with him. Blending modern with vintage styles has always been ideal, as the video extract elements from the 1960's and forms them with modern dance club visions, yet somehow, I'm not convinced with this, as this is a little rusty (and somewhat cheap move) for Saadiq. The song has marginally grown on me over the last couple of listens, but it's nowhere near what he did on The Way I See It. On another note, did anyone notice the girl in the video looks decked out to imitate Lady GaGa? Concerning the song, maybe it's subliminal message about how music video and music star image killed the influence of radio? Or how the music industry needs to go back to basics? I don't know. Just ignore me and my Friday mind. Watch the video and be a judge for yourself.

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