Making its debut on Pitchfork today, the "Be Still" video from Big Boi's most recent album, Sir Lucious
Leftfoot...The Son Of Chico Dusty, featuring Janelle Monáe, is probably earning some mixed reviews. There's a lot going on, that's
for sure. It's a comic book, it's a club scene, and it's using a green screen pretty much all at once. You
can see the influence of Big Boi in the video, what with cheerleaders sporting "Daddy Fat Saxxx" uniforms,
but you can't miss Janelle's futuristic funk influence. The crazy, beautiful, moonlight blue-hued
cinematography and, of course, the presence of an accompanying band seems to be all her. I'm not so
sure the other scenes, such as street gambling, go well with the synth-heavy, happy melody, but the
video is generally enjoyable nonetheless.