Thundercat has shared a video for “Them Changes,” the squelching, lovesick track from his recently released mini-album The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam. It uses samurai sword fights as a form of escapism for a man who feels trapped in his own life. “Thundercat’s take on heartbreak is so atypical that I figured the video for the song should be anything but a classic relationship-gone-wrong story,” video director Carlos Lopez Estrada said in a statement. “Stories like athletes’ careers ending after injuries or artists losing their site/hearing/ability to perform; these concepts are truly heartbreaking. I also know that Thundercat has a thing for samurais — so I saw an opportunity to make everyone happy here. Or everyone sad, I guess.” Watch below.
The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam is out now via Braidfeeder.