Chance The Rapper has premiered a new music video for his song “Same Drugs” on Facebook Live.
The video features Chance singing the track behind a piano, with a large, muppet sized character hanging on his shoulder. As the song kicks in the muppet begins to sing the parts alongside Chance. Ultimately, Chance walks offstage, only to reveal that the entire area he is in is being run by puppets. Overall, the video basically looks a vintage performance from a TV show in the ’70s or ’80s, with a certain poignant undertone that comes at the very end of it all.
According to a Twitter video that Chance posted after the music video’s premiere, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat didn’t allow him to drop the video on their respective platforms. Only Facebook accepted his request to premiere it.
“And would you look at that, that’s Facebook Live holding me down with a countdown to an HD premiere of my s**t,” Chance says in the video.
“Same Drugs” has been a standout from Chance’s Coloring Book project that he released last year, with the artist even performing the track on Saturday Night Live back in December.
The version of “Same Drugs” performed in the video slightly differs from the version featured on Coloring Book, with a notable velvet-voiced puppet cameo. Detroit-born songstress Eryn Allen Kane came forward on Twitter in jest to solve the mild mystery of who voiced the featured “puppet thing.”
— Eryn Allen Kane (@ErynAllenKane) February 7, 2017
2017 is poised to be an incredible year for Chance, who has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards this year. But Chance’s Grammy Awards acknowledgment is historical for other reasons too.
As our very own William Ketchum wrote:
“His latest mixtape Coloring Book was made available only on streaming services, not on retail. He had a head start on what fans wanted, and they followed: Coloring Book became the first streaming-only album to chart on the Billboard Top 200, and songs like ‘No Problem’ were landing on radio.”
Check out the music video for “Same Drugs” below (via YouTube).