“Things We Do For Love”, was the gold dust that stood out on “Pen & Paper”; the joint album that Ko-Jo Cue and Lil’ Shaker released last year. With its infectious and glittering highlife groove, the song captivates the listener.
So, when a remix, featuring Sarkodie was announced a couple of months ago, it was clear to see what the plan was: to promote the music to where it was supposed to have been from the beginning. The remix of the song- which had Lil Shaker dropping a new verse and Sarkodie handing in a verse, a video has been released to boost the prominence of the song.
The Babs directed video drips with incandescence. It’s regal, lush and aesthetically enchanting. The video is an appreciation of vintage arts and modern culture through Ghanaian (or African) fashion sense. The choice of Osu based The Shop, Accra – a vintage art dealing shop and restaurant- as location for the shoot didn’t only accentuate the story being portrayed but also, had the exact props for such a video.
The colour grading, the camera angles, the resplendent costume worn by the four main actors – Lil’ Shaker, Ko-Jo Cue, Sarkodie and KiDi- along with the female cast can’t go unnoticed.
Babs’ technical skill at expertly piecing together the frames of the video to add a degree of depth underscores why he’s one of the sort after music video directors around.
“Things We Do For Love” creatively portrays the overlapping beauty that vintage art and modern cultural trends evoke.
The video reflects- and continues in the creative path their previous videos like the Esianyo Kumordzi directed “Untitled” and “Pen & Paper” had established. (Pen & Paper would go on to win Best Special Effect Video at the 2017 Edition of 4Syte Video Awards).
Watch the aesthetically pleasing video below: