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French-Cameroonian rapper Mikano shares new music video for ‘When It Rains Glitter’

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Rising French-Cameroonian hip hop artist MIKANO shares the second part of the video for ‘When It Rains Glitter’, taken from his recently released debut mixtape “Melting Balloons”.

The two-part video, directed by visionary, up-and-coming Parisian director and photographer Lokmane, contemplates the nature of human life, which as Mikano explains is “full of highs and lows, beautiful surprises, deceptions, tears of joy and sadness. I think this song pictures that well”. Each part features six shots in which the cinematography evolves around the characters’ arc, playing with both utopian and dystopian fiction, Lokmane directs the video like an art gallery in which the viewers can walk through the different scenes as if they were paintings with different colour palettes telling the story. 

Part one starts with a poetic vision of life, featuring shots depicting an imagined community possessing highly desirable and nearly perfect daily lives, with the narrative filmmaking focusing on their feelings of love and happiness, abruptly ending with a dystopic shot symbolizing the fatality of life and an uncertain future for the Utopia society.

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