Sounds fine / by Kyle Darnell

This week’s online assignment was made by Ava St. Pere. I was going to ask you post a link to the song, but then I thought better about it.

If you had to create a visual piece inspired by any song, what would it be and why? How would you go about it?

I would definitely create a piece inspired by Cherry Bomb by Tyler the Creator--any song off of the album really. Probably The Brown Stains of Darkeese Latifah. Cherry Bomb is this weird hodgepodge of sounds and textures that's also somehow really ingeniously calculated. My dad once described it as "being attacked by a bunch of angry clowns." That's kinda my inspiration: A bunch of colorful clowns dancing bears style on a black background splattered with red, in my head it looks like the movie Dumbo. They're all decorated with pom poms and holding unorthodox weapons like water guns and pokeballs that are sticking out from the canvas. It's a strangely vivid idea, but that's why I like Cherry Bomb, The Brown Stains in particular. It's vivid.