In this striking short-film (because calling it a “music video” would be a tad bitdisrespectful) directed by Aaron Imuere & Post Carlton, Fred Fredas stars alongside the gorgeous Arly Ifenedo in this sublime, unembellished visualtestimony of a high-functional, “co-dependant” relationship.
Now, in alignment with the MacMillan Dictionary, a hallway can be defined as:
- Along narrow passage inside a building with doors along it leading to rooms
- The area inside thefront door of a house or other building that leadsto other rooms
Here, Hallways are the meeting place for cherishing and animosity.
As the story literally unwinds in a slightly monochromatic setting, there sits a couple in their twenties across from one another at a dinner table, each with a still glass of water neither half empty nor half full. Tension had been looming a long while.
The joyful, content, aggressive and lonely moments are captured in a series ofevents that are both retrospective and introspective. Lifted by the seraphic vocals of Natsrochelle & Nia Ekanem, the couple go through what seem like themotions if the motions were impulsively trying to kill one another.
Making unbiased decrees of concern and thankfulness, Fred really changes the way weview things. Between bouts of emotional accessibility and a complete shutdownof the cerebrum are those unhurried stints spent isolated (by choice) far from the battlefield.
Hallways sent me In The Search For Love and what I found was peace of mind. Spacey Blak’s production left me longing for a Sunday taken to watch live music, indulge in some theatre – really investing in the arts. One of the best visuals I’ve seen to date.