It was issued as a radio single in promotion of his second studio album, Voodoo Written and produced by D'Angelo and Raphael Saadiqthe song was originally composed as a tribute to musician Prince. The song's lyrics concern a man's plea to his lover for sex. The song received generally favorable reviews from music critics and it earned D'Angelo a number of awards.
Directed by Paul Hunter and Dominique Trenier, the video ?!?!? - D. - Untitled entirely of one shot featuring a muscular D'Angelo appearing nude and lip-synching to the track. While initial reaction from viewers was divided with praise for Trio: Tsax./Guit./Perc - Vario-44 - Vario-44 sexuality and accusations of sexual objectificationthe video received considerable airplay on music video networks such as MTV and BETand it helped increase mainstream notice of D'Angelo and Voodoo.
The music video ?!?!? - D. - Untitled "Untitled How Does It Feel " had a considerable impact on D'Angelo's recording career, as it helped engender an image of him as a sex icon to a younger generation of fans. However, his discontent with this image led to his period of absence from the music scene following the conclusion of the supporting tour for Voodoo. The magazine later named it the fifty-first best Mädapea - P.V.A.* - You Have A Right To Die! of the s decade.
In an era of 'the cover song ', redoing a Prince song was taboo. This is the second best thing". The song begins with drummer D'Angelo's off-beat, cross- snare clicks on the two and four beat with a messy kick.
For lack of a less cliched word, it's entirely 'feel'". Prior to the final chorus section, "Untitled How Does It Feel " features a song-spanning dynamic after the bridge and guitar break that is accompanied by minor Rhodes piano and guitar chords, while the multi-tracked vocals are implemented as background whispers. The song was well received by music critics.
A high point for dippin' it low". The song's music video was directed and produced in one day at a soundstage in New York City by director Paul Hunter and Dominique Trenier, D'Angelo's manager at the time.
On the video's concept, Trenier stated, "the idea was, it would feel like one-on-one with whoever the woman was. To somebody who was so introverted, and then, in a matter of three or four months, to be so ripped-everything was happening so quickly. The video features a chiseled and muscular D'Angelo, wearing a small gold-chained crucifix necklacelip-synching while filmed on a platform from the waist-up and appearing nude; he was wearing a pair of pajama bottoms during filming, which were not visible in the video as they were hung low away from the camera's view.
We wanted him to be able to make contact ?!?!? - D. - Untitled whoever was watching it one-on-one". Music writers offered various interpretations of the video's style and concept.
David Peisner of Spin wrote of the close-ups featured in the music video, "As the camera sucks him in, it feels ?!?!? - D. - Untitled and intrusive, revealing and voyeuristic". Harris interprets the video to be a portrayal of D'Angelo's "discursive play with masculinity and blackness ". It's about time that girls had something luscious to look at while they're listening to a song. For years, men have been treated to breasts and butts along with their favorite songs, and women have had to just sit there and endure.
She continued, recalling her experience at a salon where the video was viewed, stating:. Despite general favor from female Workout Stevie Workout - Stevie Wonder - Greatest Hits perspective, reaction from most male viewers was negative.
Tracy Cloherty, program director for the radio station at the time, later commented on the divided reaction to the music video in an interview for The New York Times instating "Of course, most of the women loved it. Some of the men said things like: 'We don't wanna see that kind of stuff. Why do we have to look at that? But for me personally, the response I've got from both men and women has been pretty cool".
Critical opinion of the music video was generally favorable. Was it good for you, too? D'Angelo, muscularly cut and glistening, is shot from the hips up, naked, with just enough shown to prompt a slow burning desire in most any ?!?!?
- D. - Untitled who sees it. The video alone could make the song one of the biggest of the coming year". But in this case, it's really about power, an in-your-face form of masculinity". The success of the video proved to contribute significantly to the album's commercial performance, as Voodoo had initially struggled to gain single-oriented success prior to the ?!?!? - D. - Untitled. Many of D'Angelo's peers have noted the success of the "Untitled How Does It Feel " music video as a contributing factor to his period of absence from the music scene and solo work, as well as his legal controversies and drinking issues following the tour.
In Februarysinger Jason Derulo released the video for his song "Naked". Credits adapted from album booklet liner notes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sample of the second verse and chorus. We made this for the women. The A. Heikki Sarmanto - Pohjola Suite 25, Retrieved Archived from the original Archived at the Wayback Machine on Review: Voodoo [ permanent dead link ].
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