Ever since she appeared at the Super Bowl earlier this year, it was clear we were in for a big return from Missy Elliott. It’s been a long enough wait. “WTF (Where They From)”, her collaboration with Pharrell Williams is the first music video she’s put out in seven years.
For the video, which, aside from plenty of her patented sci-fi double-dutch style, features Missy and Pharrell as two of the slickest marionettes ever, Elliott worked with longtime directing partner Dave Meyers.
The track is unmistakably throwback Missy, with her indelible flow, word play, and layered rhythms, but with a modern sheen that should find it playing at every party you’re at for the next few months.