The ambient dubstep producer from London has recently released a new video for Life Round Here, featuring Chicago hip hop artist Chance The Rapper.
Having released his second studio album Overgrown to critical acclaim earlier this year, Blake has not rested on his laurels as he has toured as much as humanely possible, taking in tours of the UK as well as numerous festival appearances around Europe, including Latitude Festival and the Electronic Beats Festival in Cologne, Germany. He is currently touring the US with support from Warpaint and Nosaj Thing, and is set to finish up with performances in Mexico and Japan, asserting him globetrotter status for the year.
The Life Round Here video takes Blake and Chance on a little trip throughout the Hertfordshire countryside, in a lowrider, surrounded by Somalian pirates and stallions. All in black and white. Might sound slightly obscure, but that is what Nabil, director of the video, wanted to create. “I love juxtapositions, so I thought I’d bring an old school lowrider to the countryside in England, and bring the two together in a way that makes people question things.” The video captures precisely what Nabil wanted, with Blake’s eerie electronic work mixing with Chance’s effortless flow creating something that will leave you both scratching your head and wanting more. You can check out the video below.