When David Lynch told the Los Angeles Times he loved Kanye West‘s “Blood on the Leaves” last year, fans were quick to note the director’s dark, singular vision would be a perfect fit for a music video for the rapper’s moody, uncompromising Yeezus.
Apparently, Lynch and West got the memo — the two got in touch, met up and nearly created a video for “Blood on the Leaves” together. Tragically, it never happened, and in a new interview with The Daily Beast, Lynch explains why the tantalizing project fell through.
“I was going to do the music video for ‘Blood on the Leaves,’ but it never happened,” Lynch revealed. “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.”
Lynch even went as far as to say, “I feel I let him down a little bit.” Come on, David, buck up! You’re the mind behind Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks and Inland Empire — nothing can take that away from you.
As for why Lynch digs ‘Ye so much, here’s the director’s perfectly-worded explanation: “He’s just ridin’ the wave and not takin’ no for an answer.”