Rap duo Run the Jewels—who made one of EW‘s favorite albums of 2014—just dropped a video for their Zack de la Rocha-featuring track “Close Your Eyes (And Count to F–k).” The video elaborates on the themes of police brutality and systemic racism that permeate Run the Jewels 2 by chronicling an lengthy brawl between a white cop (Shea Whigham) and an unarmed black man (Keith Stanfield). You may recognize Stanfield from a similar role he played in Selma, which he recently discussed at length with EW.
Starkly shot in black and white, the “Close Your Eyes” video is a doozy. Director A.G. Rojas provided some comments about the video on YouTube, which are worth reading in full. He emphasized his desire to apply the song’s visceral lyrics “into a film that would ignite a valuable and productive conversation about racially motivated violence in this country” and to give depth to “two people who are usually portrayed in simplistic ways—as archetypes.”