When Chance The Rapper tweeted that a new video for "Friends" would be coming out today (June 7), little did anyone know it would be a collaboration between Bon Iver, Kanye West, Francis and the Lights and more. Chance later added, "Francis and the Lights sampled his own song to produce “Summer Friends” for me, this is the original."
The track comes in video form, directed by Jake Schreier, and features an extensive cast of producers: BJ Burton, Francis Starlite, Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver), Rostam Batmanglij (formerly of Vampire Weekend), Aaron Lammer, Ariel Rechtshaid, Benny Blanco, and Cashmere Cat. Watch the video below:
Francis and the Lights – Friends ft. Bon Iver and Kanye West
Interestingly enough, Kanye does not rap on the track, but makes a few brief cameos in the minimalistic video in which Francis and the Lights is joined by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon for a synchronized dance.