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Beyonce and Jay Z go on the run in their new 'Bang Bang' video


Over the weekend, America’s favorite power couple wrapped up their On the Run tour in Paris—but don’t think that means you’ll have to go without a Bey and Jay fix. As Nowness reports, filmmaker Dikayl Rimmasch has released the first episode of Bang Bang, the three-part short film series that aired during the couple’s concerts and features them literally on the run, in a 1960s Pontiac GTO shooting through the Californian desert.

In the video, which runs just under three minutes, Beyoncé and Jay Z pull into an inn off a dusty highway. While they eat at a diner, Jay (of course) puffs a massive cigar before spotting his face alongside Beyoncé’s on a newspaper below the headline “ON THE RUN.” You can stream the video below to see what happens next. The whole thing has that swagger only these two can pull off, and an authentic Ennio Morricone score—you know, the guy who did The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and Inglourious Basterds—adds to the video’s epic feel.

In an interview with Nowness, Rimmasch recounted how Jay Z conceptualized Bang Bang. “He said: “We’re not trying to do this literally, it’s not that we’re Bonnie and Clyde. We’re on the run from everything. On the run from becoming a cliché. On the run from doing the same thing again.”

That might explain the video’s retro aesthetic. Jay Z and Beyoncé have pushed the envelope so much in their careers, but Bang Bang feels cool in a timeless way.

The film release comes ahead of a concert special based on the On the Run tour, set to premiere Sept. 20 on HBO. If you’re more interested in personal news about music’s first couple, you’re in luck—based on some lyrics Jay switched up at the Paris concert, fans think Blue Ivy might soon have a sibling.