Don’t worry, you’re not supposed to “get” anything. It’s just beautiful images that hopefully make you feel something as they work with the music.
Kanye directs and acts in this short film and you can tell he’s trying to bring us into a musical and visual experience that we haven’t had from musicians for a long time. Prince had Purple Rain, Michael had Thriller, and Kanye has Runaway. Now before you get your panties in a twist that I mentioned Kanye in the same sentence as those other 2 superstars, let’s just remember that through the lens of time, all things get rosey. In 20 years I’m sure Kanye’s film will at least garner a cult following.
So if you haven’t seen this thing then look no further. Watch Runaway below and make sure you watch it in 1080p, it’s totally worth it.