Chance The Rapper performs at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival. Las Vegas^ NV^ USA - September 21^ 2019

Chance the Rapper has shared his new video for “Buried Alive,” which he directed himself.

Per a press release, the song (off Chance the Rapper’s album Star Line Gallery), sees him discuss “themes of self-discovery, resilience and the relentless pursuit of freedom.”  As reflected in the visual, Chance breaks free from a box he’s trapped in and with his newfound freedom, he discovers the “vast expanse of space and the cosmic panorama before him,” a defining moment in his “journey of self-actualization and defiance — one that represents freedom from the constraints of the past and a newfound sense of possibility.”

Chance said in a statement: “Getting back to directing and shaping the cinematography for the ‘Buried Alive’ music video was really a rewarding return for me. Film provides me a platform to translate my creative vision into a tangible, immersive experience, while also capturing the grandeur of the cosmos …Throughout this project, I’ve been using film as a translator for some of the heavier or more fantastical themes in my lyrics.” Chance credits Wes Anderson, Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino for influencing “my eye as a director, while providing me a medium that allows these conversations of liberation and catharsis to speak loudly.”

The video for “Buried Alive” can be viewed on YouTube; you can take a look: here.

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