Creativity is as subjective as the resultant pieces, products and compositions that stem from it; when determining one’s thoughts of a music video, a wide array of factors potentially at play can funnel into the pot of creativity – minimal power, the maximalist tapping of nature’s vast beauty, special effects. Sometimes, though, the videos that stick out the most to me are those that capitalize on immediate and circumstantial surroundings. If an artist can articulate through film his or her talent in otherwise unspectacular settings, I’m impressed.
Rapper Henry Canyons did just that with the visual release of “Offshoots”; the Brooklyn-turned-LA native stays within a lane equal parts humor and quality hip-hop, generating impeccably delivered lyrics in the midst of a normally boring environment: home. With the assisting aid of pathetically, purposefully feather-heavy weights and eye-catching effects (think green screen meets picture frame). Fortunately for us, Canyons recently unveiled the project from which “Offshoots” hails, One Thousand Plateaus. If you like what you hear and see, be sure to give that project an attentive spin.
Watch “Offshoots” and stream One Thousand Plateaus below. Follow Canyons on Twitter here.