If you’re in the midst of a global pandemic, you have to find different ways to do things you’d normally do. That includes the beloved art form known as the music video. We’ve seen many attempts at making this promotional staple happen. Jhené Aiko and H.E.R. have taken an animated approach as a solution with an anime-inspired visual for their popular Chilombo collaboration “B.S.”
The song finds the two ladies back on their same ol’ same ol’ in the aftermath of a breakup. Rather than make this about the fellas, though, the ladies get their Thelma And Louise on as they ride out through the desert in a futuristic looking whip. One could argue that their anime avatars don’t look much like them (and they wouldn’t be lying), but they are sketched in the traditional anime style, with clean angles and lines capturing their forms and large, expressive eyes betraying their emotions. The two cruise around while looking super cool, with each flexing about how over the relationship they really are. As for that Thelma And Louise moment, the two come dangerously close to actually re-enacting it. Thankfully, they pump the breaks just in time and are, instead, treated to a gorgeous view of the canyon below.
While we would love to see an official version of this clip starring the two talented singer-songwriters in the flesh, this anime take is pretty amazing. Get into the avatars of Jhené Aiko and H.E.R. translating their effortless cool in animated form when you press play.