Directed by O and Deji LaRay, the 8-minute video finds the former B2K singer “somewhere in Japan,” where he dances across landmarks and tourist attractions, before walking into a vortex. As the mini-movie unfolds, Omarion proves that his choreography is as sharp as ever in a breakdown.
At one point in the cinematic visual, he admits to feeling lost and he embarks on a journey of self-discovery. This experience involves lighting a sword on fire and practicing kendo.
Speaking to Complex, the smooth dancer discussed the inspiration behind his latest clip. “They have masters in kendo, called a dan, and the highest level is like a dan ten,” he said. “But you can’t even really start to become a dan until you’re like 40 years old. And it teaches you about yourself. The strikes are personal; a strike is supposed to reflect who you are as a person. Some of that culture is in the video and it mirrors the lyrics of ‘Word for Word.'”
In April, Omarion announced that his fifth solo album Reasons would be released June 16. However, the LP has since been delayed and does not have a new release date.
Watch the “Word 4 Word” visual below.