Posts Tagged ‘Slow Dance’

Slow Dance by Keri Hilson

May 9, 2009

Goddamn, I love this song. You know, sometimes it just feels like God is trying to tell me something. There are various ways that the almighty one makes his presence known to people. Sometimes he appears as a burning bush, sometimes through the shape of a potato chip(wait, that’s Jesus and/or The Virgin Mary). When he wants to contact me, it’s through music. I feel as if God used Keri Hilson as a vessel, his messenger if you will, and gave me this song as a gift and with it a message: “GO FOURTH MY SON. USE THIS AS INSPIRATION AND MAKE LOTS AND LOTS OF BABIES.” I’m gonna jump the gun here and crown this as my favorite song of 2009. Yup, it’s like that. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to do Gods bidding, I have much work ahead of me.*

“Slow Dance” by Keri Hilson:

“Talking with my fingertips, I got so much to say…”

Keri Hilson

*For the record, I’m more agnostic than anything else. All talk of God was simply a vehicle to progress this blog entry.

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I-R-I-N-A

March 24, 2009

This and “Slow Dance” by Keri Hilson have been banging around my head for the last few days. I just can’t seem to shake them from my consciousness! Not that I’m complaining, both songs are incredibly dope. When I first heard “I-R-I-N-A” I didn’t know what the chorus meant. I thought maybe it was an acronym or something at first. I pulled up the video on Youtube and solved the mystery. Pretty cool story on how it actually came to fruition. Here’s Ryan Leslie in his own words breaking the whole thing down:

SONG:

I’ve spent the last 2 weekends shooting a crazy photo story for my single “Diamond Girl” starring Russian fashion model Irina Sheik. The concept required that we have some chemistry on set and since I speak very little Russian, I started singing this song and melody to break the ice and lighten up the vibe. By the end of the shoot, the boys on my staff suggested I lay it down, so here it is.”

VIDEO:

“A few months ago, I hired Guillaume Doubet, a talented young director from France to come and work on our video team. He came up with the concept to shoot this video at double speed so when we played it back in real-time, it would have the slow motion effect that you see. So – imagine dancing and singing this song at 2x the speed all in one continuous take – no edits. Watch closely, the end of the video where I walk off screen really gives it away. PLEASE NOTE: This means that the video was shot in exactly 113 seconds (or 1/2 the time it will take you to watch it)”


I-R-I-N-A

W-O-W.