Image via Youtube
Image via Youtube

In between staging performance pieces in art museums and venues across the country, Solange has found the time to direct a SZA video, and god bless her for it.


Made for SZA’s song “The Weekend,” you can definitely tell this video is directed by Solange, featuring the kind of architectural touches I now associate completely with her: graphic buildings, barren parking lots, pops of primary color. It opens with a kind of poetic subtitle: “one opted out, an imbalance of power, shifted the whole tide, it waved and waved.”

It’s such a beautiful, minimalist video, and very different from the butterfly-filled, surrealist videos SZA has done before for this record. And I love how the camera stays faraway on her the whole time. We never get close enough to SZA and it feels like Solange’s camerawork is teasing us.

Pop Culture Reporter, Jezebel

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