SZA and Kendrick Fight Ninjas in New "Doves In The Wind" Video

SZA's released a new martial arts-themed video for her Kendrick Lamar-featuring 'Ctrl' cut "Doves In The Wind."

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27 April 2018, 8:28am

SZA has released a music video for "Doves In The Wind," a Kendrick Lamar-featuring track from her debut album Ctrl, via Spotify. In the video, SZA and Kendrick practise martial arts in the desert in the style of a kung fu film, drinking tea and fighting ninjas. Watch the video for "Doves In The Wind" on Spotify.

There is, to a degree, a discomfiting layer of broad 'Asian' aesthetic applied to the video that doesn't quite sit right in 2018 (especially after all the discussion around Isle of Dogs and using 'Asian-ness' as a costume). That said, Kendrick and SZA have infinite chemistry together, and it's cute to watch the pair play around together in the desert. Between this and their Coachella performance, I can definitely feel some kind of 'SZA and Kendrick in the desert' internet video sub-genre forming. "Doves In The Wind" follows SZA's previous videos for "The Weekend" (directed by Solange), "Broken Clocks," "Drew Barrymore" (which featured a Drew Barrymore cameo), "Supermodel," and "Love Galore."

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This article originally appeared on Noisey AU.