Quelle Chris released a politically charged masterpiece with last year’s Guns that offered a thoughtful examination of firearms in America and so much more. In his own words, it was “a sonic study of the question “do ‘guns’ kill people or do people kill people?” The rapper even released a Self-animated “Obamacare” visual for the lead single that employed some seriously trippy papier-mâché landscapes. Now the Mello Music Group rapper-producer enlists Chris Keys for a piano-driven “Sudden Death” with an accompanying music video. The Dominik Galleya and Clemens Niel-directed and edited visual explores a world that’s stopped and everyone around Quelle Chris has died, and yet the piece still manages to have an eerie and serene beauty to it.
“It can’t all be all sudden death/ We’re so much different than the rest/ Just clear that desktop, start fresh/ Just let your seat back take a breath/ You’ll find it’s worth it, ’cause life ain’t perfect,” the rapper sings, his voice pitched-up to a near unrecognizable quality and backed by his own optimistic humming.
After releasing the music video at the top of the month, “Sudden Death” is now available to stream on all major platforms. Listen below. In more music news, revisit Sage Elsesser’s first full project as Navy Blue with Àdá Irin.
— Quelle Christopher (@QuelleChris) January 31, 2020