Feel Gloom And Inspiration With CHCKLK's "Rising Up"
Feelings are subjective so there's no definite with how you will feel while watching the new music video for CHCKLK's "Rising Up." The artistic video consists of the depiction of life and death whether they are meant to be taken literally or symbolically. One thing for certain is the fact that it's serious. Right off the bat, the story starts with an execution scene and puts emphasis on how something is coming to an end. As a gun is pointed at a man's head, the scene cuts to beautiful landscape shots of a forest. From there, the camera pans over a group of friends standing around a dug-out hole, CHCKLK waking up in the middle of a desert and running into himself as a separate being, and the previously-mentioned group of friends attacking the executioner before he can shoot the main character. Not being hyperbolic here, but the video for "Rising Up" has one of the most intriguing stories for a music video that we've seen in a long time. The last frames of the video show the words "Kids of the Forest" and "Rise Up" which is an ode to his collective.
On "Rising Up" CHCKLK had to say:
"We seek fulfillment in different ways, but is it possible to ever be ready for death? Some live monotonously, praying for excitement before the end. Some live on the edge, praying not to fall off. But no matter how we live, is anyone ever truly ready to die?"