As promised, Erykah Badu released the video for her Robert Glasper collaborated track, “Mayiysha (So Long).”
The track appears on Robert Glasper’s album Everything’s Beautiful, which is comrpised of many reworked Miles Davis songs.
For Davis’ “Mayiysha” track, Erykah Badu penned the lyrics and wrote, directed, and stars in the 7-minute short film.
According to the press release the short, “is a somewhat satirical wink at the musical performances from the classic variety shows of the ’50s and ’60s. The video stars a neurotic, beatnik chanteuse named Sarah Bellam-one of Badu’s many personas-with Glasper as her tormented keyboard player and lover. The video also features a cameo by acclaimed harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet as the trumpet player performing Miles Davis’ solo. The supporting musicians include Rashad “Ringo” Smith, drums, and Braylon Lacy, bass.”
Press play to watch the music video.