The Artist Formerly Known as Snoop Dogg and his pal Miley Cyrus preside over the various ongoings of a crowded city in the music video for “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks,” which was released on Thursday (May 30).
In the video, the two artists are only seen as projections on a variety of reflective surfaces, including car windows, store fronts, and a heart-shaped pair of sunglasses. Snoop and Cyrus act as spectators to a few different scenes, including a break-up (and eventual reunion) and an old man feeding birds. The video reflects the feel-good nature of the song, which encourages to the listener to “raise a glass to the memories [and] set them free”; not surprisingly, Snoop puffs some celebratory smoke in slow-motion as well.
The single appears on “Reincarnated,” Snoop Lion’s first album under his new, reggae-fied moniker. The album debuted at number 16 on the Billboard 200 and has sold 40,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Meanwhile, Cyrus announced at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards that “We Can’t Stop,” the first single from her fourth studio album, will be released on June 3. The single will precede her fourth studio album, due out later this year.