In light of d4vd’s recent EP releases, Petal to Thorns and The Lost Petals, the talented R&B artist has dropped a music video for “Notes From A Wrist.” Directed by Erik Rojas and produced by Tali Weizman, d4vd put in the work to splice together a brilliant web of feeling, simultaneously communicating as a story and a perspective.
D4vd plays with collaged visuals as the heart of his video. He spends the song recalling fragmented images of a woman who broke his heart. The plot toys between heartfelt and frustrated, even touching on a morbid note as well. The beat and lyrics follow a very consistent pattern throughout the track, so the presence of these ever-flitting memories helps keep the project in motion. Certain scenes depict him seemingly in the same room as this woman but extremely distant from her. In others, he seems to be alone with himself in an inescapably intimate manner. These effects are intentionally thought of and implemented, conjuring the distinct atmosphere present in the lyrics of “Notes From A Wrist.” Further, while she sits crying behind him, d4vd sings only into the camera. His work with the fourth wall, mirrors, and miscommunication reflect his masterful abilities. The cinematography in “Notes From A Wrist” breathes unique life into the emotions we battle with daily.
“Alone with my soul impaled
Run away from your loving arms
Why am I so afraid
I don’t care I’m not coming home
Why am I crying if
This is what I wanted all along”
d4vd in “Notes From a Wrist”
Petals to Thorns, via Darkroom/Interscope Records, was d4vd’s first EP. “Notes From A Wrist” is off of his latest release, The Lost Petals, both dropped in the past year. The Lost Petals is a collection of five tracks that did not originally make it onto the nine-song EP. However, d4vd felt the story just wasn’t over until this chapter was told. Beloved for his charm and lyrical guts, it is no surprise that fans resonate deeply with this project.