video premiere: chevy woods ft dej loaf, all said and done

Press play and consider what is, what was, and what might have been in the new track from Chevy Woods...

by i-D Staff
24 July 2015, 11:58am

Taylor Gang's Chevy Woods is joined by Detroit's Dej Loaf on a new track taken from his forthcoming album, The 48 Hunnid Project. Shot in black and white, the short is a stark Sliding Doors style look at the impoverished Pittsburg community where Woods was raised. Set in a graveyard, a prison and the Hazlewood area where Chevy's mom still lives, the story is based on a real-life situation. "Chevy's friend was caught up in the justice system, and so the video is highlighting certain aspects of how it all went down," says Wiley (no, not that Wiley), the video's director. "We were the first music video to be shot in the old Douglas County Jail, as well as the Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta. Chevy's role was to play himself, and even though things go down in life, he didn't switch up. Dej set the back story up by establishing the trap house location, where the audience sees later in the story that police planned to raid the whole time." The song gets an extra twist from the Try Me emcee, who adds her particularly unique vocal to the soul-seeking single.

"A writer name PJ actually wrote the hook - we just wanted more of an edgy type song on some street shit and Dej Loaf's voice, I felt, was perfect for that," Chevy tells us. "The visual reflects exactly how the song goes, from start to finish, so to me it's kind of easy to understand. It's All Said And Done, which is basically how I feel until it's my time to leave Earth as we know it. The scenes in the video on the block, at the graveyard, and in a prison, these are the things I grew up around and these places represent my life. I wanted to incorporate the actual scenes that are similar to what I grew up around."

Pre-order Chevy's new album The 48 Hunnid Project here

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