Experimental filmmaker and musician David Lynch has revealed that he nearly directed the video for Kanye West’s “Blood on the Leaves”.
The director of Eraserhead and Mulholland Drive and creator of cult-hit TV series Twin Peaks is known for creating disturbing, dreamlike worlds, so you have to believe that he would’ve come up with something legendary for West’s dark, evocative “Blood on the Leaves.” Lynch, however, speaking with The Daily Beast, says he struggled with the task:
We almost worked together, but I never got the ideas. I feel I let him down a little bit… I didn’t come up with any ideas that I thought he would like. Kanye came up to the house one day. Kanye’s a good guy, and a great musician. I loved the song, and that’s what brought us together, but I couldn’t come up with ideas that thrilled either one of us.
The prolific filmmaker, who has previously directed videos for Moby, Nine Inch Nails, and Interpol, also calls the Nina Simone-sampled Yeezus cut “one of my favorite songs.” In the absence of any new film projects, Lynch has also spawned a bit of music career of his own, releasing his latest album, The Big Dream, just last year. Hopefully there’s the possibility of the two legendary artists getting together to collaborate in the future.