Directed by Adrian Gagnon Co-directed by James Piercey Produced by James Piercey and Adrian Gagnon Co-produced by Matthew Murphy Shot and Edited by Adrian Gagnon
Featuring: Anthony Fushell
Special Thanks: Adam Harding
In "Half/Dead," the new single from Toronto-by-way-of St. John's hip-hop unit ChessClub (formerly Large LIVE n' Direct), a hook sadly summarizes "by the time we make our name we'll be half-dead and insecure." Considering this, you may want to catch the rising act now while they've still got some life in them.
The video for the song, scored by a beat of satin-soft synth touches and clicking percussive hits, finds the group spitting lines from forests and cemeteries. They're not necessarily the focus of the clip, though, as it also shows a man with a broken arm getting ready for the day with a quick breakfast and a jog through his hometown.
There's a surprise twist that hints that not all is well in the scenario, but rather than spoil things, you can check out the narrative for yourself above.
"Half/Dead" is expected to appear on an as-yet-undetailed full-length in November. -- Exclaim!
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