Video + Free: The Roots – Sleep – Stream the new album “undun” on NPR

The Roots Undun Undone new album questolove

Stream the whole new album for free on NPR right here. “Undun will be the Roots’ first concept album, detailing the life of Redford Stevens, a man who died at the age of 25 in 1999.”

First tune off undun, ft Aaron Livingston produced by Hot Sugar

Video Directed, Shot & Edited by Clifton Bell for

undun is an existential re-telling of the short life of one Redford Stephens (1974-1999). Through the use of emotives and Redford’s internal dialogues the album seeks to illustrate the intersection of free will and prescribed destiny as it plays out ‘on the corner’. Utilizing a reverse narrative arc, the album begins as the listener finds Redford disoriented–postmortem–and attempting to make sense of his former life. As he moves through its pivotal moments he begins to deconstruct all that has led to his (and our own) coming undun.

The Roots Death is not the greatest loss in life the greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live norman cousins quote