Marshmello and Halsey have released a music video for their recent single “Be Kind.”
In the clip, a pink-haired Halsey dances in an abandoned factory—then magically transports to a Japanese street right in the middle of cherry blossom season (Halsey’s “favorite place to run away to,” she tweeted), all under her collaborator’s watchful, digital gaze.
The slick video, directed by Ariana Grande collaborator Hannah Lux Davis, was not easy to film. On Twitter, Halsey explained that during the shoot she danced for 12 hours straight, and had to practice the timed choreography while seated until her broken ankle healed enough to hold her weight.
“This video was wild to create,” Halsey tweeted. “Learning choreo on FaceTime, then I broke my ankle, we used a Bolt camera so it was all programmed beforehand so there wasn’t a human physically operating it, the team that rendered the worlds. It was wild!”
Earlier this month, Halsey leaked the demo of “Wipe Your Tears,” a Japanese bonus track for her latest album Manic, released in January. She also recently announced I Would Leave Me If I Could, a collection of poetry set for release in November.
“Be Kind” follows Marshmello’s earlier singles “Been Thru This Before” featuring Southside, Giggs and SAINt JHN and his collaboration with Svdden Death, “Crusade.”
Watch the video for “Be Kind” here: