Video: Gil Scott-Heron "I'm New Here"



Are we dorks because the first time we ever heard this song we flipped out about the fact that it was a Smog cover? If we are, then we're okay with that. Gil Scott-Heron keeps his shit simple because that voice is all the flair he needs and this video is a testament to that method. He may be old but his eyes still possess a sparkle of sarcasm and dry humor that belongs in an arrogant, 20-year-old man. The beauty of the song is heard in his voice but this video captures the amusement in his eyes which gives it a whole new take because you truly believe Gil is letting you into a private anecdote about his own life. We would have killed to be hanging out with him when he was younger—hell we'd kill to hang out with him now but men like him remain removed from the real world. It's a mystique albeit a simple one, it works and does wonders.




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Video: Gil Scott-Heron "I'm New Here"