Thundercat is scheduled to hit the road for a North American tour behind new mini-album The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam. Before then, however, the R&B singer/producer/bassist has unveiled the video for LP track “Them Changes”. Directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada (Dave Sitek’s Maximum Balloon, Capital Cities), it’s a moving clip in which samurai (one played by Thundercat himself) battle one another.
In a press release, Estrada discussed the narrative behind the video:
“Thundercat’s take on heartbreak is so atypical that I figured the video for the song should be anything but a classic relationship-gone-wrong story. Stories like athletes’ careers ending after injuries or artists losing their site [sic]/hearing/ability to perform; these concepts are truly heartbreaking. I also know that Thundercat has a thing for samurais — so I saw an opportunity to make everyone happy here. Or everyone sad, I guess.”