The music video for “All The Stars,” the lead single off Black Panther: The Album, is out today. Directed by Dave Meyers & the little homies, the video stars Kendrick Lamar and his Top Dawg Entertainment label-mate SZA, Paste’s best new artist of 2017.
The visually stunning video is immersed in surrealism, with the opening scene showing Lamar sailing over a sea of waving human hands. SZA sings and dances in a starlit universe while Lamar raps his lyrics amid scenes of bombs exploding over shack-ridden villages, walking through a desolate forest with a gang of panthers by his side. In the end, Lamar and SZA present themselves in front of giant god-like women and the video closes with a glowing silhouette of the African continent revealed in SZA’s hair.
“All The Stars” will be featured on Black Panther: The Album, available on all digital platforms this Friday, Feb. 9, and in stores on Feb. 16, the same day that Black Panther the movie opens in theaters. Watch the video for “All The Stars” below and check out Paste’s latest Black Panther feature here.