Remixing archetypal visual concepts, we journey with sonic creator, MeLo-X, through space and time. Paying homage to Sci-Fis and classics by Jean-Luc Godard, Handle It combines the vernacular of hip hop and La Nouvelle Vague to take the artist’s vision to a new form of expression.
You hear a song like this, and you rightly expect a smooth, sleazy video to accompany the sexuality oozing out of it. However, this is MeLo-X; a man determined to prove his worth as an all-round artist, and hence that’s exactly what you don’t get.
The video is hugely minimal, contrasting with the lavish production in a monochromatic, hypnotising environment. As the character initially struggles within her apparent entrapment, MeLo’s comparative serenity contrasts that excellently, before his own level of activity rises to include falling through the blank space. The clip progresses to an interaction between the two, both seemingly accepting of their situations and bringing complete calm to the clip, before the ‘curtain is pulled away’ and MeLo is alone once more. It can be taken as the struggle of MeLo to court someone, the suffocation his significant other feels with him, or it’s more insular and about MeLo’s own repressed memories of a loved one and the internal struggle therein. Pick one, and see what works-either way, it’s a smooth, easy-to-watch video that certainly isn’t what you’d expect from the audio. Available on the free God: LoFi EP.