Watch: Miguel’s Sexy “How Many Drinks” Video ft Kendrick Lamar & J*DaVeY
Directed by Clark Jackson, the video also stars some other familiar Los Angeles-based talents, Jack Davey (one of the video’s sexy vixens) and Brook D’Leau (on keyboard) of electro-soul-hip-hop duo J*DaVeY.
Kendrick, sporting an outfit that one commenter appropriately describes as “the Compton version of The Riddler,” tries to get his R&B on, mimicking Miguel’s on-stage crooning. The video is as funny as it is sexy with its crimson-backed silhouettes.
Miguel, who made TIME Magazine‘s 100 Most Influential People list this year, recently told VIBE, “I’m super excited about this video because I haven’t seen a live performance like we’ve done in a really long time. It was really important to capture the artistry and the performance, and almost elevate the integrity and the artistry of the song because it’s a pretty straightforward record.”
The original song appears on Miguel’s critically acclaimed 2012 album, Kaleidoscope Dream, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 last fall.
This summer, we can expect Miguel to appear Talib Kweli‘s Prisoner of Conscious and another three-ep series of Art Dealer Chic. Enjoy the video below.