As if SZA‘s intense vocals was not enough to wash over us the desperation she sings of in the “The Weekend.” Solange, who directed the video, decided to give the song an unvarnished visual interpretation.
It’s a lonely song, sung by a lonely woman, desperate for affection. And, the video shows us a lone wavy figure, who even up against a built-up facade of the industrial and the commercial, still needs love.
As SZA dances and motions with emotion against the huge silver building at the beginning, it feels almost like no one hears or sees her. No one acknowledges her desire. She just wants him for the weekend. You can have him all the other days. Please, just the weekend.
The artistic expression continues into a lonely basement with a dance grid laid out. But, no matter how much SZA dances, there’s no one to acknowledge her efforts, or her beauty, or the expressions of her emotions and desire. She just wants him for the weekend. You can have him all the other days. Please, just the weekend.
In true SZA fashion, the melody like her vocals are unrushed. She takes her time to break down each sentiment, in each verse. Also, effectively complementing and complicating the situation is the beat, which has several components to it, also effortlessly stitched together.
From the electronic embellishments, to just the simple sound of a metallic-like twitch, along with the essential bass and keys, it all comes together seamlessly. And, really isn’t that the very emotion she conveys. No matter how complicated the situation, she just wants him for the weekend. You can have him all the other days. Please, just the weekend.
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