“Hurricane,” Kanye West’s Grammy-nominated Donda hit with the Weeknd and Lil Baby, has been released as a music video. The image depicts an army of black-clad digital beings. You may find the video by clicking the link.
It begins with a startling visual of a jail on the sand next to a light beam reaching into the sky, both of which are propped up by a silver dragon. Inmates clad in monochrome YEEZY apparel leave the jail towards the beach as The Weeknd sings, “Finally free, discovered the God in me/And I want you to see, I can walk on water/Thousand miles from shore, I can float on the water/Father, keep me tight, don’t let me drown.” Also shown in the video are The Weeknd and Lil Baby dressed alike, as well as a slew of other individuals who rise to the skies along the light beam.
In addition to Jesus being baptized by the audience, a monochrome costume with a vertical gold stripe on his face mask appears later in the video. During the song’s last chorus, “Father, keep me tight, don’t let me drown/I know you won’t,” a vision of a calamity and a downed American flag completes the moving imagery.
The Grammys in 2022 will consider “Hurricane” for Best Melodic Rap Performance. Donda is nominated for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album awards.
The Weeknd sings, “See this in 3D, all lights out for me/All lights out for me, lightning hits the beach,” as lightning truly strikes a CGI beach and criminals escape imprisonment in the opening video. Once I was finally free, I discovered the God inside me. It’s 80 degrees outside, please warm it up for me!”
Video footage of the three musicians, rendered as CGI humanoids, seem to play the song from a mysterious, heavenly location after Jesus’ baptism and the jail release. According to the lyrics of West’s song, “It is a lot to comprehend.”
The video ends with a wide shot of the CGI humanoids converging into a single mass. Images of Hurricane Katrina, which killed more than 1,800 people in 2005, appear towards the end of the Weeknd’s song.
In the 2022 Grammy Awards on April 3rd, the Weeknd and Lil Baby-featuring cut is up for Best Melodic Rap Performance. The image displays a large number of black-clad digital characters. The video is below.
Donda 2, Kanye West’s second album, was released earlier this year during an event in Miami. Donda 2 is not eligible for the Billboard charts since he has only published it via his Stem Player.
In addition to Album of the Year, Donda is nominated for Grammy Awards in the categories of Best Rap Album and Best Rap Album of the Year. In the past, he and The Game collaborated on a contentious music video for the song “Eazy,” which went viral. Last week, he uploaded 11 tracks from DONDA 2 on his stem player..