Never Thought That These Words Were This Powerful/Make Em Pay They Ever Doubted You. -Locksmith
Locksmith does it again. His newest video “Your Loss,” is my favorite one so far. The video displays a set of simplistic images while still managing to be intricate. It’s an interesting concept but one I immediately picked up on. I guess it all boils down to some serious irony. I wrote this post focusing on the imagery of the video coupled with the lyrics to explore another meaning.
1. This song evokes a certain air of purity. A song about chasing your dreams yet managing to stay true to oneself – something that a lot people (not just artists) struggle with. Now, think about that message in relation to all of the fake imagery surrounding Vegas.
2. Vegas is a place where some people try to prove they’re something that they might not necessarily be. A place where the norm is to “front” or “stunt” on others. (I know that’s a generalization, but it’s still an underlying theme.) Every bit of Locksmith’s song goes against that, take for example the lyric “I’d Rather Be Me Than The Facade That You Rep.”
3. Most of the time we equate being rich with money. Being rich in money doesn’t always lead to happiness though. Mo’ money, mo’ problems, right? Sure, it makes certain aspects of life easier but to be truly happy you must achieve other things, too. You can be rich in culture, spirit, mind, body, and soul. You can be rich in your values and morals and the way in which you choose to live your life. Las Vegas emits the idea of being rich in material possessions. The lyricism in Locksmith’s song doesn’t point to that, he says “You Can Be Rich Even With Out Things.”
4. In the chorus Anesha sings, “Don’t Wanna Lose My Way,” which I think pertains to losing sight of what’s important or losing sight of your dreams. It’s easy to get caught up an a fast lifestyle, especially in a place like Las Vegas. With that comes the loss of a person’s true identity.
Can you think of any others? Watch the video below and see for yourself. If you haven’t copped A Thousand Cuts yet, be sure to do so on iTunes.