The collage-like video is packed with disparate images: The video opens with cellphone-shot footage of a young boy singing Nina Simone’s cover of “Feeling Good” before cutting to a clip of All by Myself: The Eartha Kitt Story, where the singer talks about love.
Fleeting images of subway and street dancers, riots, a Jean-Michel Basquiat interview and seemingly unrelated viral videos like the “Leprechaun in Mobile, Alabama” news segment fill the video before it circles back to live footage of Jay-Z and Beyoncé performing “Drunk in Love” together soundtracked to a live rendition of Al Green’s “Judy.”
The video concludes with unseen footage of a joyous Blue Ivy, who raps on the 4:44 bonus cut “Blue’s Freestyle/We Family.”
The eight-minute “4:44” video is currently exclusive to Tidal users; non-users can preview the clip’s first 44 seconds. “4:44” follows the video for “The Story of O.J.” as the second clip off 4:44.