Wiz Khalifa’s music video for his track “See You Again” off the Furious 7 soundtrack isn’t just a music video, but an emotional tribute to Paul Walker that includes his final scenes in the Fast & Furious franchise.
According to Mike Knobloch, President of Film Music and Publishing at Universal Pictures via Huffington Post,
“Coming off of this incredible two hours of the most sensational action-packed stuff you’ve ever seen in a movie, you have a sequence that needs to be balanced. It has to be appropriately touching and emotional, but you still want people to get out of their seats and leave the theater feeling good.
You don’t want the sequence to cancel out the movie they’ve seen, and you certainly don’t want people to walk out feeling sad or that they just attended somebody’s funeral. So getting the music right for the sequence was a key part of that.
To have a song that’s earnest and sincere and could underscore a celebration of Paul’s life. To be an anthem for that. We worked really hard to dial that in.”
Not gonna lie, I haven’t seen Furious 7 and I’ve only seen the first two movies in the franchise – but the video is sad as hell. If you don’t want to sit through the whole song, skip to the ~2:54 mark to see Paul Walker’s final scene.
[H/T Huffington Post]