Drunk in Love, the Emoji Video

March 4, 2014 | Andy Cush

Earlier this year, artist John Michael Boling made an Emoji-based music video for Oneohtrix Point Never’s “Boring Angel” that we loved for the way it built emotional narrative with such a limited palette. This unofficial “Drunk In Love” clip from Austin artist Jesse Hill isn’t exactly that, but it is fun to see the lyrics to the ubiquitous Beyonce track rendered in the lingua franca of text messaging. “I’ve been drinking” gets martini glasses, “cigars on ice” gets cigars on top of diamonds, “surfboart” gets, yes, a surfboard. Watch it above.