Back in January, Just Blaze and “Harlem Shake” producer Baauer joined forces on the in-your-face “Higher” (which features vocals from Jay-Z). In between then and now, director Nabil and crew traveled to Kerala, India to shoot the Kalaripayattu warriors — who practice one of the oldest forms of martial arts in the world — for the official video, which drops tomorrow. Until then, take a look at a few of the on-set shots below and check Nabil’s discussion with FADER about the visuals here.
Without giving away too much, what’s the video’s basic premise?
It’s a simple vignette/narrative of a kid who follows a warrior home, then spreads what he sees to the other kids and they take it upon themselves.