The Roots release the first video from their forthcoming album, undun, due out December 6th.
The full song features Big K.R.I.T., but he doesn’t make an appearance, nor do any member of The Roots. Instead in this Clifton Bell directed clip we get what looks like the first part to the story that undun will tell about the life of fictional character, Redford Stephens in reverse.
undun is an existential re-telling of the short life of one Redford Stephens (1974-1999). Through the use of emotives and Redford’s internal dialogues the album seeks to illustrate the intersection of free will and prescribed destiny as it plays out ‘on the corner’. Utilizing a reverse narrative arc, the album begins as the listener finds Redford disoriented–postmortem–and attempting to make sense of his former life. As he moves through its pivotal moments he begins to deconstruct all that has led to his (and our own) coming undun