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BOOTS – Mercy


His handle is BOOTS (like Dora the Explorer’s Monkey BFF?!? Sí sí), he produced most of ‘yonce’s last album, and the dude has pipes. He’s still pretty unknown despite his production prowess and a few other solo releases which is why I wanted to share this track here on Wait And Scene. The video is flat out weird; BOOTS’ intense Skeet-Ulrich-in-Scream-esque eyes freak me out as does the lady creep in the white pantsuit but not so much that I’d ever stop watching.

The song’s progression from super slow and beautiful to really loud and intense in the last couple minutes is the kind of thing that makes me want to interpretive dance to express these ever-changing emotions; alright I won’t dance but just know that despite my cool demeanor and subtle head-nodding while listening to this track, the dancing fire has been lit within me.

Is he one of the worst lip-syncers in a profesh video that I’ve seen in recent years? Most definitely.

Really though, BOOTS, did you just forget the lyrics and then decided to continue on recording the vid? Or are you trying to act like you’re being introspective and just thinking some of these lines? That vision didn’t translate but no worries, I respect you, braj. Lip-syncing to your own song can’t be easy… plus, you’re friends with Queen Bey and Jay and that’s pretty tyte. Okay, let’s be real, THAT’S ALL I’VE EVER WANTED.

This song is beautiful. Embrace the weirdness,