ZHU x Alunageorge’s ‘Automatic’ receives mysterious music video
“Automatic,” the infectious first single off ZHU’s forthcoming Genesis Series, receives an accompanying music video that’s thrilling and mysterious. Just like the producer’s highly-anticpated project.
Shadowy streets serve as the setting for the Alunageorge collaboration, showing a woman approaching a vehicle, then passing off an envelope to a dark male figure. As the mysterious car that gave her follows the woman, disjointed cuts make it appear that the shrouded character is following her as well.
She looks around, concerned and alone, but the next shot shows the car pulling up, and the woman suddenly choking the man with metal chain from behind. As he struggles to stay alive, the jazzy sax plays until his death. The woman grabs the envelope from his pocket and gets back into the vehicle.
Could this mean that forthcoming music videos will follow a linear narrative? The possibility is likely since earlier this year, ZHU revealed more about his artistry to LA Times: “This project is all about art, and we try to make it all about the songs and the response.”
Fans who can’t get enough of ZHU should stay tuned by signing up for his Generation Why newsletter, which recently unveiled his collaboration with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and Trombone Shorty. “Hold Up, Wait A Minute” is streaming in full below.