The lead single from Black Panther: The Album, "All The Stars" featuring Kendrick Lamar and SZA now has a video—and it is absolutely awesome.
Directed by frequent Kendrick Lamar collaborator, Dave Meyers and the little homies (K.Dot), the video is just as gorgeous and regal as it is creative and ambitious. The clip opens with Kendrick on a boat, riding over a sea outstretched hands, before he heads to a shanti town to chill with the people. The shot folks dancing outside and the impeccable fashion presented is definitely reminiscent Solange's 2012 video for "Losing You," but nevertheless maintains its own vibe.
There's a star cluster Africa, shots Kendrick walking through a depleted forest amidst scores black panthers, swimsuit-clad SZA dancing amid a beautiful backdrop and one the dopest shots all, towering, statuesque black women that Kendrick can only look up at in awe.
All in all, it's an incredibly vibrant, well-imagined video, and a fitting lead-in to what's become probably the most hyped film the year, Black Panther.
Black Panther: The Album (curated by Kendrick) drops this Friday. The film hits theaters Feb. 16. Check the video for "All The Stars" above.