Cody ChesnuTT Premieres New Video“I’ve Been Life.”

Universally hailed as a thrilling new figure in music for his edgy, lo-fi debut, The Headphone Masterpiece, back in 2002, and again for his triumphant return this past October with the release of his second full-length album, Landing On A Hundred, Cody ChesnuTT has revealed his new uplifting video for "I've Been Life" on Rolling Stone.

Shot in the beautiful, historic Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn and directed by Alex Maxwell of world renowned visual effects company, The Mill, the video is an innovative addition to the message of ChesnuTT's critically acclaimed album. Showcasing the lively stilt-walking group, Brooklyn Jumbies, as they dance along to the fast-paced rhythm of the streets, the video is a proclamation of celebration highlighting the cultural strength and resilience of the African diaspora. "There's a fresh, creative energy and rising consciousness on the African continent and throughout the diaspora," ChesnuTT explains. "'I've Been Life' is one of the many ways in which I hope to make a healthy contribution to this promising movement."
The neo-soul and R&B troubadour's frank, socially conscious ruminations on life continue to challenge popular notions of what modern soul music can look and sound like, while still wearing poetic license on his skin like a battle scar. Landing On A Hundred marks ChesnuTT's return to the music game after a period of family-man retreat and reflection that did a world of good for him after his meteoric rise to near fame. The title is a reference to the slang saying, "Keep It One Hundred," or telling the whole truth and being real to oneself, and for lovers of true blue Southern soul this new album is a must-have — he recorded it with a ten-piece band in Memphis-based Royal Studios, the sonic birthplace of some of the deepest works by soul and blues luminaries like Al Green, Buddy Guy and Ike & Tina Turner.
Truthfulness emanates from Cody ChesnuTT's vocal chords and the strings of his guitar, continuing to command listeners with its riveting sound and leading them to their own higher ground. Starting next month, he will be showcasing his lush, smoky voice and dynamic live band across the country.
Cody ChesnuTT on Tour:
8/8: Dallas, TX – KXT's Barefoot at the Belmont
9/5: Seattle, WA - Neptune
9/6: Portland, OR - MusicFestNW
9/7: San Francisco, CA - The Independent
9/10: Salt Lake City - The State Room
9/11: Aspen, CO - Belly UP
9/12: Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
9/14: Albuquerque, NM - Sister The Bar
9/26: Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival
9/27: St. Louis, MO – Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
9/29: Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
10/1: Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
10/3: Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
10/4: Atlanta, GA - The Loft
10/5: Nashville, TN – Mercy
10/11: Birmingham, AL – Workplay Theatre
10/12: Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
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