Video: James Blake ft. Chance The Rapper – Life Round Here

James Blake and Chance The Rapper’s infectious ‘Life Round Here’ gets an official music video full of juxtapositions.

Shot entirely in black and white and with a similar grace that comes from hi-def slow motion, the video plays on the idea of the track title by mashing together the two worlds of the artists involved. A self-confessed fan of juxtaposition, award-winning directer Nabil has brought cliché elements from American urban living and placed them in the calm of the British countryside. Wether or not this is a direct reference to the roots of each artist is unsaid, but I think it’s pretty clear that they played a part in the storyboarding.

The video premiered today on You Need To Hear This, a music platform created by Philips and Noisey.


Alex Synamatix

One of three co-founders at THE DAILY STREET, Alex is our Editor-in-Chief, overseeing all TDS activity. Outside of TDS, Alex is a respected creative in his own right, from art directing club nights (comm•une) to consulting for some of the largest global brands.

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  • Bobby

    Loving this…