SZA released her new music video for “Kill Bill” from her long-awaited sophomore album SOS on Tuesday. The visual pulls from the Quentin Tarantino movies bearing the same name, and opens with a scene paying homage to Uma Thurman’s showdown with Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah) in Budd’s trailer.
The singer-songwriter gets double crossed by her lover in the video and engages in a series of katana-wielding scenes, an eerie motorcycle bike ride in leather, and a fatal finale that concludes with her ripping her ex’s heart out and giving it a go on her palate.
Directed by Christian Breslauer, SZA’s “Kill Bill” video gives kudos to O-Ren Ishiii’s anime sequence and the iconic fight scene against the Crazy 88 at the House of Blue Leaves. The clip also teases a second sequence for SOS track “Seek and Destroy” and shows SZA hanging from the ceiling restrained with shibari, a style of Japanese bondage.