Erykah Badu’s track Soldier has an amazing video which is very close to my heart; unfortunately she, or her record company, have seen fit to deny it to us (can’t find it anywhere), so you’ll have to take my word for it..
If you know anything about Erykah Badu you won’t be surprised to learn that it is a very righteous tune, with a great beat and some lovely melody. And the video has Ms Badu shopping for vinyl and every LP she picks up is a classic, but with her face superimposed. I was going to list them all, but having only seen it once and not being able to find it on YouTube or the like, I can’t.
What I do remember is that the video for Soldier by Erykah Badu ends with an exhortation to support your local record store; the irony of course is that I downloaded the album (New Amerykah – do you see what she did there?) from iTunes last night. Well maybe if Badu supports her local bloggers by putting the video for Soldier on YouTube I’ll go and get the 12″ from my favourite record store.
In the meantime some enterprising young soul has put together their own video for Soldier by Erykah Badu (a still photo over the song basically) so at least you can listen to it.
Erykah Badu image by crowt59 on flickr