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David Lynch’s Kanye West collaboration abandoned due to lack of ideas

By | Published on Monday 1 September 2014

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David Lynch has revealed that he was lined up to direct a video for ‘Blood On The Leaves’, from Kanye West’s 2013 album ‘Yeezus’. But the project never got off the ground.

At a Brooklyn Academy Of Music event earlier this year, Lynch told attendees of his love for the song, saying: “I love ‘Blood On The Leaves. I just think it’s one of the most modern pieces and so minimal, so powerful but at the same time so beautiful. It’s a great, great song”.

Speaking to The Daily Beast last week, he said that he had been hired to create a video for the track, but that the project had stalled when he couldn’t come up with any ideas, saying that he feels he “let [Kanye] down a little bit”.

“Kanye came up to the house one day”, he explained of the abandoned collaboration. “Kanye’s a good guy, and a great musician. I loved the song, and that’s what brought us together, but I couldn’t come up with ideas that thrilled either one of us”.

What could have caused David Lynch to fail to have any ideas for this video? I don’t know. But apparently it’s contagious, because now I can’t think of a closing line for this story about it.