The track is off Siifu’s recently-released album ensley.
Sometimes, a beautiful and sunny day requires a plate of jerk chicken. Pink Siifu captures the beauty of having some delicious comfort food on a nice day in the music video for “Decisions Ova Jerk Chicken,” which Okayplayer is premiering. The two-minute-long song starts off with a reverberated, reggae guitar, as Siifu hangs outside of a Jamaican restaurant. The video then shifts to inside the restaurant, where Siifu orders a plate of food, sits at a table and begins to eat.
Although other things happen in the video — Siffu takes a stroll outside while memorabilia of the late jazz composer Sun Ra is highlighted — it’s this moment of Siifu enjoying some food that is most significant. Because sometimes a plate of good, hot food can make navigating life a little bit easier.
“The song is basically just black ppl and how we be a reflection of the sun — the energy we give and the energy it gives. But also the love of Jamaican food and conversations had ova eating black food in a place nostalgic of home,” Siifu said.
“Decisions Ova Jerk Chicken” is directed by Absent Avery and features the guitar work of Slauson Malone. The track comes from Siifu’s album ensley. The 25-track release finds Siifu speaking on the black experience over experimental production and sounds, and features guest appearances from Liv.e, Pyramid Vritra, Jeremiah Jae, and others.