Kanye West - POWER video

"Power" (stylized as "POWER") is the first single from American rapper Kanye West's fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The song features singer Dwele and is co-produced by Kanye West and Symbolyc One. The song features a sample of "21st Century Schizoid Man" by British progressive rock band King Crimson, "Afromerica" by Continent Number 6, and "Its Your Thing" by Cold Grits.The New York Times previewed a clip of the music video directed by artist Marco Brambilla. The Power video commences with a portrait-view headshot of Kanye West staring intensely into the camera with illuminated eyes and wearing a large, low-hanging gold chain necklace with an equally large pendant of Horus.[4] As the music begins, the camera slowly pans out in one continuous take to reveal West standing at the end of a hallway of black columns, and surrounded by partially-dressed female characters. Some kneel before him; some embrace; four figures wear ibex-like horns; and some are inverted, pouring water that flows upward. Two horned, staff-bearing figures, loosely resembling interpretations of Isis and Hathor, stand on either side of West; each slowly strikes the ground with their staff, in time to the music. The Sword of Damocles hangs over the rapper’s head, while other slowly-moving figures appear ready to strike West with blades.Be sure to follow Kanye here on Muzu!!

Running time: 01:42   Video Tags: rnb kanye west power
 
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