See Why Everyone Is Talking About Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s ‘Black Panther’ Music Video for ‘All the Stars’
The release of Black Panther is just 10 days away, and while there’s already plenty of excitement around the movie — it’s even breaking advance ticket sales records — there’s about to be even more, thanks to Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s “All the Stars” music video, which features jaw-droppingly gorgeous visuals, a spacey dream world, and actual black panthers.
The “Humble” performer co-produced the soundtrack and performs on five of the 14 tracks, including “All the Stars” and the previously released “King’s Dead,” which features Jay Rock, Future, and James Blake.
In the “All the Stars” video, we’re immediately brought into an ethereal world that looks like it could be a painting in a museum. With Lamar gazing out at a sea of waving hands, standing on rooftops while explosions fill the air around him, and strolling among goddesses in gold while he lays down each line, it’s a feast for the eyes and the ears.
SZA, who took the world by storm this past year, also stars in the video, slaying a variety of gorgeous, colorful outfits as she walks among the cosmos, dances among the (faux) jungle leaves, and sings, “Maybe the night that my dreams might let me know / All the stars are closer, all the stars are closer, all the stars are closer.”
Later in the vid, as Lamar paces with several regal black panthers by his side, he raps, “Love, let’s talk about love / Is it anything and everything you hoped for? / Or do the feeling haunt you? / I know the feeling haunt you.”
Check out the video below and get ready for the Black Panther soundtrack to drop on February 9. The movie hits theaters on February 16.
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(photos via KendrickLamarVEVO/YouTube + Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)