"Tints" Anderson .Paak Video Review

"Tints" Anderson .Paak Video Review

“Tints” is a fun, groovy track, and if the rest of Paak’s album is of similar quality, it may be among the best of 2018.

"Tints" Anderson .Paak Video Review

“Tints” is a fun, groovy track, and if the rest of Paak’s album is of similar quality, it may be among the best of 2018.

The recently-released “Tints” video has everything you’d want from Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar. There’s no surprise Colin Tilley directed this, as this has a similar style as the videos he has directed for Kendrick prior. One day we will have to discuss the body of work Colin has amassed as a music video director, but that’s a wholly different article.

The music video opens a quote from Edgar Allen Poe -- “Believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see.” This immediately lets me know this video will likely involve some wild escapades, especially knowing Anderson’s previous work.

You see a young woman approach Anderson in a kitchen. She says “I thought you you said you didn’t want to talk about it anymore.” He replies, “No, that’s not what I said. I just don’t want to argue about it.” If you couldn’t tell just from their body language alone, there’s tension between the two. The woman replies, “Listen, I really want to live in an unmasked world.”

Anderson, or the character he’s playing, has lived a full life before being involved with her, and he believes she’s not ready for the full story. I’m not even sure what the full story is, because it’s ambiguous whether Anderson is playing several characters or one character over several stages of his life. One of the more confusing parts shows Kendrick is sitting on a couch, with the Grim Reaper sitting in the bathroom behind him.

The pacing feels like I’m watching a short action film. There’s a lot going on but it still feels like there’s a cohesive story, depending on how viewers look at it. Everytime I rewatch I notice something I didn’t catch before, including cameos from Dr. Dre and Syd from The Internet. The more I notice, I think maybe you’re not supposed to understand completely.

“Tints” is a fun, groovy track, and if the rest of Paak’s album is of similar quality, it may be among the best of 2018.

Anderson’s forthcoming album, Oxnard, is scheduled to release on November 16th and features J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, Snoop Dogg, and more.