Ashnikko continues her ascent to world takeover with a striking visual for her new single, “Cry.” Accompanied by pop pioneer Grimes, the animated music video is violent, visceral and steeped in retro CGI.
The brief two-minute track, directed by Mike Anderson, sees a mutated Ashnikko/Grimes hybrid stalking and disemboweling its prey to the sound of Ashnikko’s intimidating verses (“Lay another finger on me / You could lose a hand”), before launching into its earworm chorus. Ashnikko holds nothing back, roaring “B*tch / Are you tryna make me cry,” warning that “This could get gruesome.” After a minute, the video travels from Ashnikko’s space-traveling mecha to Grimes’ fairy forest hideaway to show how the two merged in the first place.
this website gives me brain damage but thank you for listening to and loving Cry?✨?
— Ashnikko (@ashnikko) June 18, 2020
Watch the “Cry” video above and stream it below.
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