Beyoncé and Jay Z released the first part of their Bonnie and Clyde trilogy today.
It's not necessarily new (it played during their On the Run concert tour) and parts of it have been used in other videos and teasers they've shown. It's sort of like a spaghetti western meets Natural Born Killers meets a Chanel perfume ad. Via Complex:
Directed by Dikayl Rimmasch, the short film takes inspiration from Bonnie and Clyde and stars Bey and Jay as their alter-egos who are outlaws on the run from the law. Clips from the film were shown throughout the tour this summer and were also used as part of the trailer for HBO's upcoming "On the Run" special, which is set to air on September 20. An exhibition and full screening of the film will be held in New York City at the Clic Gallery on September 19.
It was originally released on the website Nowness but has totally disappeared from there because Illuminati leaders were displeased with how poorly the subliminal messaging was coming through. Vibe has snippets of the interview with Rimmasch about working with Bey and Jay:
How did you work the Bonnie and Clyde story in a new way?
DR: In my first conversation on the telephone with Jay Z he explained his concept of On the Run. He said: "We're not trying to do this literally, it's not that we're Bonnie and Clyde. We're on the run from everything. On the run from becoming a cliché. On the run from doing the same thing again." Everything he mentioned was a level of consciousness he has for staying alive as an entertainer and as a human being. He wanted to keep it more abstract because for him it was very abstract. How do you stay new, not just to your audience but also yourself?
Here's "Bang Bang," Part One which is on YouTube for now:
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