Music & Visuals Watch: Ari Lennox -“Whipped Cream”

 

Today’s music & visuals watch is on “Whipped Cream” by R&B Singer Ari Lennox.

DISCLAIMER: The song was released on July 16th this year. The video (directed by Doubiago Bishara for The Fiends) was published on the 5th of September, so I’m late but bear with me! I hope to be quicker if I do more of these in the future!

The song, featuring a slowed down sample of “Two of us” by funk group “Cameo”, captures the unrelenting mental presence of an old lover as Ari Lennox realises “he was never her’s at all”.

There’s a warmth to the visuals; this nostalgic feel, warm,fuzzy images (I’m not a director- don’t shoot me) that match the depth of emotion in her voice and capture the beauty of what once was.

The idyllic quality of the images contrast sharply with lyrics like “you were never mine at all”. It’s like there’s a flicker of hope throughout the video with each beautifully captured memory but the ending only serves as a reminder that this hope is gone.

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My favorite vocal moment: The vocalisations which start around the 3:56 mark.

My favourite visual moment/shot: The part where she’s watching him before they both get on the motorbike. There’s something sad yet beautiful about it.

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Video linked above!

Music I listen to when I write

I, like many other people, enjoy listening to music when I write (and also just in general).

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Some days I can listen to upbeat music and write at the same time. I mean, it might slow me down a little but I manage to do both.

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Admittedly though,there are also days when I have to fight the urge to get up and do something like this:

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And that brings me to the topic of today’s blog post:

What kind of stuff do I listen to when I write?

The answer to this is, it depends on the day. Like I said earlier, on some days I can hack listening to upbeat music and writing. On other days I just click “shuffle” on my playlist and write to whatever comes on. And sometimes, silence can suffice.

On the whole though, I’d say music that I consider to be “chill”/ mellow does the job when I’m writing. Feel free to check out my playlist below!

Do you listen to music when you write and if you do, what kind? Let me know in the comments below!

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