N.E.R.D have revealed a politically charged music video for their new single, “1000,” which features Future.
Directed by Todd Tourso and Scott Cudmore, the clip features scenes from racial protests and focuses on the intense dance moves of Mette Towley, who starred in the “Lemon” video. “1000” is the second single for N.E.R.D’s comeback album No_One Ever Really Dies, which drops December 15.
Williams, Future and N.E.R.D.’s Shay Haley all fire fast-paced verses over the frenzied beat. “In the mirror, there’s a hero / One zero zero zero,” Williams sings on the chorus.
No_One Ever Really Dies, titled after the band’s acronym, also features guests M.I.A., Ed Sheeran, Andre 3000, Gucci Mane, Wale and, on a pair of tracks, Kendrick Lamar.
Watch the video below.