02/05/2012 11:35 am ET

Shabazz Palaces' 'Are You... Can You... Were You? (Felt)' (VIDEO)

Shabazz Palaces was one of our favorite new talents in 2011, so we were pleased to see them resurface early in 2012 with a video for "Are You... Can You... Were You? (Felt)," off last year's Black Up (head here if you haven't heard this album yet). Directed by Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, the video begins with a woman sitting in the most stylish rocking chair we've ever seen, which she suddenly propels out of and into a bicycle. It takes a somewhat surrealist turn when she arrives home and argues with her mother in another language -- surreal partially due to how uncomfortably real it is.

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