Can you imagine the levels of awesome Kanye West’s “Blood On The Leaves” music video could’ve attained with surrealist filmmaker David Lynch behind the lens?
We sure can, and it almost happened, too!
The acclaimed auteur of “Blue Velvet,” “Mullholland Drive” and the light years-ahead-of-its-time TV show, “Twin Peaks,” was asked to direct the clip for Yeezy’s standout track, but ended up bowing out due to lack of inspiration.
“I didn’t come up with any ideas that I thought he would like,” Lynch told The Daily Beast. “Kanye came up to the house one day. 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.”
Lynch is a huge fan of the Yeezus MC, so it’s a safe bet that he’ll get another chance to put his eclectic stamp on a Kanye visual.
Let’s just hope that next time, he can find his muse.