GoldLink Drops Eerie Visual For "Got Friends" Featuring Miguel

The video drops just in time for Halloween.

GoldLink and Miguel dropped the official music video for "Got Friends" on Wednesday (Sept. 26). Directed by Christopher Sutton, the visual has been billed as a "short film," with the song only working to soundtrack the video.

Tapping Miguel for the hook, the video doesn't feature GoldLink at all. (Viewers only catch a quick glimpse of the DMV come-up on a fleeting "Missing" poster.) The cinematic video takes an supernatural turn when Miguel, his friends and their lady interests leave a crowded late-night diner for a supposed night out.

Posting a sneak peak on Instagram, director Christopher Sutton shared his inspiration for the video. "I wanted to do something different than a music video with this project by blending different cinematic styles and a surreal narrative to introduce a story that @goldlink is going to tell," he wrote. "You definitely have to think out of the box to appreciate this one and that’s where I want to be as a director - so fwm!"

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The Short film for @goldlink ft. @miguel - Got Friends is out now! I wanted to do something different than a music video with this project by blending different cinematic styles and a surreal narrative to introduce a story that @goldlink is going to tell . You definitely have to think out of the box to appreciate this one and that’s where I want to be as a director - so fwm! S/o to the cast! My leading ladies @realbriamyles @eenahsanairb @daysulanofficial Are beautiful and authentic + really rocked with me on set. @chipsheridan carried this shit and brought a layer of professionalism to set that thought me a lot.. and my nigga @jayson.aaron bout to be a star! The homies @jordanrock843 & @jordan.l.jones are hilarious af! I wish we could have put their outtakes in the credits. I appreciate you all and @miguel for trusting me even when you where rigged 20+ ft in the air. @psychofilms and crew were amazing on set and made this shit look beautiful. Producer: @camsanter DP: @davidbolendp Editor: @jaketorchin Prod. Coordinator: @yuliarudyak Production Designer: @ll_kul_jake 1st AD: @allminds 2nd AD: @nutty91 Stedicam: @steadiserg Colorist: @sderlug Gaffer: @hoiaroam1 Stunt Coordinator: @tellavisionstunts Makeup Artist: @hippiechiklifestyle Stylist: @_jannellehill PA: @will.tooke @dayum.ginaa Commisioner: @dannatakako S/o @hennyeqt , @goldlink @kazzlaidlaw & @ces.jesse for the opportunity + guidance and for rocking with me on this! Stay tuned for the next installment!

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GoldLink also posted on his IG, sharing a few behind-the-scenes clips. Even if he didn't make a cameo in the video, he was definitely there to overlook the whole thing.

 

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The track, which was released early this summer, follows GoldLink's debut studio LP At What Cost, which saw widespread success in 2017. Most recently, GoldLink dropped an EDM-inspired song "Loud" with Silk City and Desiigner. Check out the video up top.

READ MORE: Get A Double Dose Of GoldLink With His NPR Tiny Desk Concert And New Song, “Got Friends”

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