Watch: SZA & Isaiah Rashad Chase Memories in “Warm Winds” Video
Directed by APLUSFILMZ, who helmed SZA’s previous videos for “Babylon” and “Teen Spirit (Remix),” the beautiful clip cuts the first half of the double-track, which is produced by Mac Miller (aka Larry Fisherman) and The Antydote.
“Sometimes I bite my lips and close my eyes / Just to pretend it’s you,” SZA sings in the second verse. “Long live, lonely thoughts on Thursday nights / That’s when I think of you / We were all 13 once / Long live tramp stamps and Pepper Ann / You will never judge me for that / You will always love me for that…”
Joined by Top Dawg Entertainment labelmate, rapper Isaiah Rashad — whose vocals appear on the song, the St. Louis-born songstress walks down a country road, sits among wild flowers and is often shown running backwards.
Scenes are interspersed with flowers at a grave site, sparse trees and birds in flight.
Z debuted on the US Billboard 200 at #39, selling 6,980 copies in its opening week, peaked at #9 on the US Hip-Hop/R&B chart and #7 on the US Billboard Independent Albums chart, and entered the UK R&B Chart at #32.