After dropping off The Weeknd-assisted cut “Pray for Me” last Friday, Kendrick Lamar pulls up with an ultra-inventive new visual for “All the Stars,” the SZA-featuring first single from Black Panther: The Album.
Borrowing from the Afrofuturistic vibe of Marvel Studios’ forthcoming superhero epic, Black Panther, the visual for “All the Stars” features all sorts of stunning imagery. It begins with a K. Dot appearing as a quasi-Noah, cruising in a small ark-like boat as he holds a staff at his side and cruises over a sea of waving hands. From there, we’re taken to space, where SZA dances atop the stars.
After we return from space, we see K. Dot posted up in what appears to be a village in an African village. There are Inception-esque images of explosions in the sky as K. Dot stands atop different homes. Eventually, K. Dot and SZA make their way into what appears to be a golden temple with water on its floor. It’s all pretty majestic.
As a whole, the video feels almost like a cross between Noah, Inception, Black Panther and Indiana Jones.