Video of the Month for February 2023

On Tuesday, SZA released a new music video for “Kill Bill” from her long-awaited sophomore album SOS. Taking cues from the Quentin Tarantino movies of the same name, the trailer opens with a scene reminiscent of Uma Thurman’s showdown with Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah).

As her lover double-crosses her, she engages in a series of katana-wielding scenes, an eerie motorcycle ride in leather, and a fatal finale that ends with her ripping out her ex’s heart and eating it.

The video for SZA’s “Kill Bill” is directed by Christian Breslauer, highlighting O-Ren Ishiii’s anime sequence and the iconic fight scene with Crazy 88. Additionally, the clip teases a second sequence for the SOS track “Seek and Destroy,” with SZA suspended from the ceiling and restrained by shibari, a Japanese bondage style.

This is SOS’ third music video, following “Shirt” and “Nobody Gets Me.” Taking place from Feb. 21 through March 22, SZA will kick off her first arena tour at Columbus’ Schottenstein Center before concluding at Los Angeles’ Kia Forum.

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