What if everything that was ever said about you was manifested on your skin? Saleka Shyamalan’s music video for “Graffiti” demonstrates this notion. Like a fly on the wall, we watch her perform while the camera swirls around gently to reveal the “graffiti.” Directed by her sister, Ishani Shyamalan, the video is shot with a minimal backdrop so we can focus our attention on Saleka, the meaning of the lyrics, and the print on her skin close up.
“All the words that are on my body in the video are actually things that people have said to me, so it’s all actual examples from my life,” says Saleka. (Forbes)
If the names sound familiar, Saleka Shyamalan and Ishani Shyamalan are the daughters of the two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, M. Night Shyamalan (“Servant”, The Sixth Sense). Watch the music video below:
“Graffiti” is out now: [Apple/iTunes]