Doja Cat and SZA are the goddesses of their very own planet within the video for his or her new collab, ‘Kiss Me Extra.’ One very fortunate star from ‘Gray’s Anatomy’ will get to be the on-screen love curiosity who kisses them extra!

Doja Cat started the subsequent chapter in her profession on Friday (Apr. 9) with assist from none aside from SZA. The 2 teamed up for “Kiss Me Extra,” off of Doja’s forthcoming Planet Her, an album title that’s visually translated into the music video for Doja and SZA’s new collab. “Planet Her” is pink and peachy, stuffed with ethereal outfits, and has invited one fortunate (and really good-looking) customer from Planet Earth (the place he performs a physician on Gray’s Anatomy).

This astronaut is performed by Alex Landi, who chances are you’ll know as Dr. Nico Kim on Grey’s Anatomy. Buying and selling his scrubs for a spacesuit, Alex’s character crash lands on the dunes of “Planet Her.” He’s quickly invited to a love fest with SZA and Doja, and these sultry scenes are cut up between solo (and duo) pictures of Doja and SZA remodeled from Earth goddesses into the goddesses you’d see in a fantasy comedian guide.

From the aesthetics to the casting of Alex to the track itself, followers had been completely satisfied to rejoice yet one more unimaginable music video from Doja. “The entire planet her idea and simply the music video usually as effectively is just like the one of many smartest and most artistic issues i’ve ever seen @DojaCat come right here lemme kiss ur mind,” one fan tweeted, and one other wrote, “doja cat is such a tremendous artist and i’ll by no means get bored with saying that.. the way in which she will be able to do any idea and it fits her. nobody is on her degree!” 

SZA, Doja Cat
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Doja introduced the collab on Wednesday (Apr. 7) by sharing the one’s cowl artwork: a turquoise SZA going through a pink Doja, each rising out of a technicolor desert panorama. “I been in a nasty temper all day however i’m glad* KMM is coming tomorrow,” she tweeted, with SZA including, “SAME AND SAAAAMME.”

“Kiss Me Extra” marks the conclusion to Doja’s Scorching Pink period. The 2019 album helped Doja attain a brand new degree of success, due to singles “Juicy,” and “Say So,” which embrace a chart-topping remix that includes Nicki Minaj. Doja additionally acquired reward for bringing nu-metal again, when she preformed an amped-up, guitar-fueled model of “Say So” on the 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards (the place she additionally gained for Greatest New Act.) This period was capped off with three nominations on the 2021 Grammy Awards – Greatest New Artist, File of the 12 months, and Greatest Pop Solo Efficiency.

“I’ve all the time needed to strive issues,” Doja instructed SZA in an interview for V Magazine, wherein the “Say So” singer shared that her third album, Planet Her, is due this summer time. “I commend artists, such as you, who stick with one thing. It feels pleasing aesthetically and really pushed. For me, I wish to strive all these items, however I’m beginning to study what I’m falling into is quite a lot of the home, disco, vintage-y essences—that’s the place my coronary heart type of lies. However I nonetheless am doing shit that I don’t perceive. It’s nonetheless actually enjoyable!”

Doja Cat and SZA: two nice voices, united finally (Shutterstock)

“I needed to be a rapper earlier than I used to be a singer in any respect,” added Doja. “And I all the time needed to sing as a result of singing is superb whenever you hit a observe and also you’re like, ‘Wow.’ It’s a sense that lots of people can’t actually describe. It’s superb to have the ability to sing and create melodies and whatnot however I all the time began off eager to rap. They’ve simply melded collectively, and I’ve simply been in a position to make these two come collectively. … Nevertheless it’s onerous. A variety of issues are one style, however lots of people are placing shit collectively so how are we speculated to completely place issues in classes anymore? When experimentation and whatnot is a big factor.”

SZA additionally gave an replace to her subsequent album whereas talking with PopSugar. Followers have been eagerly awaiting a follow-up to 2017’s Ctrl, particularly after she dropped “Hit Completely different” and “Good Days” in 2020. I’ve been catapulted into dashing my album, which I mentioned I wasn’t gonna do,” she mentioned. “I’m simply making an attempt to have enjoyable and actually let my coronary heart converse and get out of my head.” The outcomes might be not like something she has launched earlier than. “”I’m completely different, so how may [my music] not be completely different?,” she instructed PopSugar. “A lot of me is in my music, it’s actually verbatim no matter’s on my thoughts, and I see the world manner otherwise than I did [before].”

“Labeling is so lifeless and so finished, and it actually does all people a disservice,” she mentioned, including that she’s “excited to proceed to shatter any boundaries or titles ’trigger that’s what has to occur for us to develop.”