Just a few days after introducing the world to his boundless “Mercy,” Boots returns with a self-directed video for the song. Both tender and vicious, Boots’ production first caught the world’s eye on Beyoncé’s latest album. Since then, the mystery producer has started to come out from behind the boards and into his own—his debut mixtape WinterSpringSummerFall dropped earlier this year.
The video for “Mercy” finds a bruised and battered Boots picking his way through some deep forest, smeared and bleeding slightly from some unspecified shenanigans. The video pulls you in despite its simplicity, especially when the song bursts open near its end. It also marks one of the first times we see Boots in the flesh. Good to know he’s human after all and not some humanoid kangaroo cyberbeast. Watch the video above.