The official video for Erykah Badu‘s new single “Window Seat” came out on Saturday and it’s sparked a lot of chatter on Twitter and in the press. Inspired by this Matt & Kim video, Badu shot it in a single-take, guerilla-style in Dallas’ Dealey Plaza, the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. “Window Seat” opens with Erykah pulling up in a 1965 Lincoln Continental as a radio broadcast from 1963 describes the final moments leading up to the assassination. She then gets out of the car and walks toward Elm St. and the book depository, removes all of her clothes and collapses next to the grassy knoll.
Following the premiere, Badu led a discussion on her Twitter feed about the concept of groupthink and how individual expression can lead to character assassination – especially relevant these days as the word ‘groupthink’ has figured into many a news article about the healthcare debate in the United States. As a blog that encourages both nudity and inspired social discussion, we highly recommend “Window Seat”.