what i like about love is the message is the range of material and like he says, the dissonances eg the women twerking next to the police brutality footage. there's also a quick clip from alien and a recurring motif of the sun, with loads of firing sunspots
Yeah to me there's a lot of ambiguity in what he's saying with it. Like there's that bit with the kid being told to put his hands on the wall. There's this scent of black on black violenceMy memory from seeing it is that these dissonances make really clear the creativity of black culture as a collective response to suffering. This range of dizzying joyful responses leaps off the screen. If you've got any feeling for black music at all it's incredibly moving.
He talks about this somewhere, it's two song titles and he says it's the two polarities of black experience in America. Love and death. Sort of like the blm thing innit: if only America could love black people like it loves black cultureWeird title though. What's that about? - "Love is the message" I get but don't know about the final sentence.
But he also says a lot of the power of it is that the video and the song don't really speak of each other, they speak to each other