iyla – “Flowers” (Video)

blame it on Meka September 10, 2019

One of this writer’s favorite projects in 2018 was iyla‘s debut EP, War +Raindrops. She now returns with her second video from the project, “Flowers.”

“There’s this stereotype that women just want the finer things in life. Mess up, cheat on us, treat us badly, but as long as we get those flowers, it’s all going to be okay,” iyla explains about the Embryo-directed video. “But that’s just not the truth. I would rather have your honesty and your support than flowers, however beautiful they may be. So the video challenges this stereotype by showing an overload of flowers that I just don’t want. It also has an Alice in Wonderland element to it: when I get the love and support I need, I grow, as opposed to shrink.”

Watch below.