Because Gil Scott-Heron has had some problems staying clean after the release of I’m New Here, he doesn’t appear in the video for the Jamie xx remix of his “I’ll Take Care of U.” Instead, it’s populated by the story of a woman boxer, as we see her getting ready for a fight, and taking care of her kid. It’s a pretty haunting video, and one that has at least a semi-interesting narrative. It’s also a good metaphor for Gil Scott-Heron’s life, in some respects.
We’re New Here is out now. [P4K]