Another piece in The Roots‘ undun puzzle – this is the fourth video we’ve seen, and lets us hear the opening track of the album which features the smooth vocals of Aaron Livingston. If you haven’t been keeping up with the story of the fictional Redford Stephens upon whom undun is based, the basic concept is that the album will tell his story in reverse, meaning that this first track is in fact the end of Redford’s story. It hasn’t been made clear so far, but it seems that he either dies or becomes a murderer – and it certainly could be either if the quote that opens the video is anything to go by:
“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live” – Norman Cousins
While the videos have certainly been intriguing, beautifully made and the main talking point, lets not forget to appreciate just how excellent the musical offerings have been, and give thanks that we only have to wait a couple more weeks for what is set to be a masterpiece of a Roots album. Hit the jump to watch.