The video for Solange’s “Cranes in the Sky”—one of the best of the year—is a stunning work of art.
As the musician said in an interview in October, “I wanted to express an almost stately look for black men and women, because I feel like historically we haven’t been put in the most regal or majestic context…. I wanted to represent black sisterhood, strength, pride, and elevate the black man and all of his beauty and glory. This was our way of contributing to that narrative.”
She does that with stunning backdrops and vibrant clothing, all meticulously arranged with brilliant composition.