Free-floating sound-mutator Flying Lotus has a history making brain-breaking videos, and he’s kept it up with the clips from Flamagra, the album he released earlier this year. (The animated sci-fi clip for the Anderson .Paak collab “More” was something to witness.) Today, FlyLo has kept that streak going. He’s shared a hypnotic new clip for the early Flamagra single “Black Balloons Reprise,” his team-up with Miami rap monster Denzel Curry.
Jack Begert, the man who directed or co-directed many Kendrick Lamar’s best videos, directed the “Black Balloons” clip, filming it in inky and evocative black-and-white. The clip is full bugged-out surreal images. Curry sprouts a glowing, pulsating cross on his chest and a rapping mouth on his hand. He pumps his own blood into his pen. He surrounds himself with enormous balloons that explode into smoke. Sometimes, he becomes a balloon.
Of the video, Begert says, “This is such a special project to me because it’s rare to work with an artist like Flying Lotus that truly has no creative boundaries. The same goes for Denzel. The two them build such distinctive worlds with their visuals — I had a great time blending them together.” Watch it below.