Beyoncé and Jay Z are wanted criminals in “Bang Bang,” a short film produced for their “On the Run” tour, but released online on Monday.
Part one (above) of three features the married musical superstars driving through the desert, shooting a mailbox, eating at a diner, and promptly leaving after extinguishing a cigar on another patron’s hamburger.
Dikayl Rimmasch directed the short, which he described as intentionally “very abstract.”
“In my first conversation on the telephone with Jay Z he explained his concept of On the Run. He said: ‘We’re not trying to do this literally. It’s not that we’re Bonnie and Clyde. We’re on the run from everything. On the run from becoming a cliché. On the run from doing the same thing again,'” Rimmasch told Nowness, the site that released the video. “Everything he mentioned was a level of consciousness he has for staying alive as an entertainer and as a human being. He wanted to keep it more abstract because for him it was very abstract. How do you stay new, not just to your audience but also yourself?”
The couple’s tour concluded on Saturday with a concert in Paris. HBO will premiere a special, “On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z,” on Sept. 20.