Cody ChesnuTT announces US tour, hangs out with the coolest of stiltwalkers in new video

Cody ChesnuTT announces US tour, hangs out with the coolest of stiltwalkers in new video

Move over cat videos and toddlers with an environmental conscience! There’s a new best video on the internet, and it’s the music video for intellectual neo-soul dude Cody ChesnuTT’s new song “I’ve Been Life.” This video has everything you didn’t know you needed in a music video until today: stilt walkers, traditional African dance garb, fire-breathing, and Cody ChesnuTT’s infectious yet political yet upbeat soul harmonies. And it’s only like three minutes long so you can totally watch it like five times in a row while your boss is in a meeting or whatever.

“I’ve Been Life” comes off ChenuTT’s 2012 release Landing on a Hundred, the long-awaited followup to his 2002 debut, the aptly-titled The Headphone Masterpiece. Recorded at Memphis’ Royal Studios, where Al Green, Buddy Guy, and Ike & Tina Turner did some of their most career-defining work, ChesnuTT’s Landing on a Hundred features a 10-piece band and classic, yet progressive, soul stylings. Now he’s striking out on a US tour to promote the album, which starts in Seattle and wraps up in Florida. You can check out the awe-inspiring new video for “I’ve Been Life” featuring the talented tall men of The Brooklyn Jumbies now:

08.08.13 - Dallas, TX – KXT’s Barefoot at the Belmont
09.05.13 - Seattle, WA - Neptune
09.06.13 - Portland, OR - MusicFestNW
09.07.13 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
09.10.13 - Salt Lake City - The State Room
09.11.13 - Aspen, CO - Belly UP
09.12.13 - Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
09.14.13 - Albuquerque, NM - Sister The Bar
09.26.13 - Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival
09.27.13 - St. Louis, MO – Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
09.29.13 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
10.01.13 - Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
10.03.13 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
10.04.13 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft
10.05.13 - Nashville, TN – Mercy
10.11.13 - Birmingham, AL – Workplay Theatre
10.12.13 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall

• Cody ChesnuTT: