Big Sean has dropped his new video for "Blessings."
The concept of the video is fitting, considering the album title.
It's set in some sort of dark and cloudy purgatory.
However, it doesn't appear to be a a purgatory on the way to hell. Instead, it's a realm somewhere to the real world and the heavens.
As Drake says towards the end of his verse, "I cannot see Heaven being much better than this, yeah."
Big Sean provides further proof of this as he is in the process of ascending up a staircase in a Christ-like position above the dark clouds.
They are taking, literally, one step at a time.
As Big Sean says in the opening bars, "I mean whatever it's worth, I give whatever I'm worth."
Here's where it gets a bit more philosophical.
Since the world contains many evils, Drake, Kanye and Sean may find themselves in a paradoxical paradise.
Meaning, the world we live in, considering it is the only world we know of where life can exist, is a paradise, but isn't always perfect. "Dark Sky Paradise" is a bit of an oxymoron anyway, since what kind of paradise has dark skies? The juxtaposition is definitely intentional.
As you can no doubt tell, the video's pretty heavy on religious themes.
Big Sean opens the song with the phrase "I live the life I deserve, blessed."
"Look at my life, man, that's lessons on lessons on lessons...I treat the beat like it's a reverend...I tell the truth like father, forgive me, these are all my confessions," he continues.
Throughout the video, there's the presence of a light from above coming down through the darkness.
It's a beautiful video, and even more beautiful metaphor.