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!
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.