The new music video for Kanye West’s song, “Power,” views like a moving portrait and is just 90 seconds in length. And, here it is.
Inspired by Michelangelo’s frescos in the Sistine Chapel, the piece combines motion and imagery to depict a faux historical moment — an empire on the brink of collapse from its own excess, decadence, and corruption.
As director describes: “It’s a moment of transition for [Kanye]. It’s like the end of an empire. It’s him becoming mortal again.”
The track is off Ye’s forthcoming, tentatively titled Dark Twisted Fantasy. Still no release date.