Beyoncé And Jay Z Bang Bang Video, Part 1

Beyoncé and Jay Z have released the first part in a trilogy of short films called Bang Bang. The visuals were directed by Dikayl Rimmasch and appeared on screen during their On The Run joint tour, which wrapped up in Paris on Sunday. The clip was inspired by French new wave and Bonnie and Clyde, which has been a long-running theme in Bey/Jay’s relationship. In an interview with Nowness, Rimmasch recalled a conversation he had with Jay about the meaning of On The Run: “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.” The next two parts of the trilogy will be released this week in the lead-up to the premiere of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s HBO concert special, which airs on 9/20.