Directed by Nabil, the black and white video James Blake and Chance The Rapper remix of “Life Round Here” is quite creepy. The director stated “I love juxtapositions so I thought I’d bring an old school low-rider to the countryside in England, and bring the two together in a way that makes people question things.” While Blake’s gloomy production and vocals lead the way, and then Chance The Rapper joining in for a verse later, the two are seen driving through some of the eeriest forests with possibly prostitutes and Somalian pirates lurking throughout their journey. The music and video complement each other’s dark atmospheres.
The original track is now available through Blake’s debut album Overgrown.
Watch the video below: