The Roots drop a new short film to coincide with the release of their latest album undun. The film is actually the four Clifton Bell directed videos for “Sleep,” “Stomp,” “Tip The Scale” and “Make My” pieced together to tell the story of a fictional character the album is based on.
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.
undun is in stores now.