Water No Get Enemy Picture

And here we go, another song portrait, albiet it one that's all kinds of weird.

The song is by Nigerian star Fela Kuti, and while it wasn't on my iPod, Ben suggested I make a portrait of it. It wasn't a bad song, and is vague enough to really lend itself to a portrait. So here it is!

If you're wondering what's going on in this picture, it's just the source of the picture- The song is about water becoming sentient and murdering people. ..... You may think that's just my stupid interpretation of it, but when I listened to the song again for purposes of the picture, no. That's what it's about. It's either about water deciding to murder people, or about how water could muder people if it wanted to.

Tried to work with that. Water is killing two figures, the one at the top and the one at the bottom, by simply keeping away from him like it did to Tantalus of Greek mythology and letting them dehydrate. A woman attempts to get water from a stream, only for the stream to suddenly shoot off like a fire hose and drown her. And as all this goes on, a fire rages because water is refusing to put it out. Perhaps it was only a small fire at first, but without water it's rapidly spread.

The only person who's unaffected is Fela Kuti himself, who was smart enough to make friends with it.

Anyway, I found exact lyrics to this some time ago, but haven't been able to find any for its actual submission. So just take my word for it when I talk about the subject matter.

The song itself, with all its horns, makes me think of warm, burning colors, which was the reason for the fire. Figured it worked because it contrasted with the cool blue of the water itself. Colors were handled and put together by
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