Album: Coloring Book (2015)
Play Video


  • This song finds Chance repping his Chicago roots and his "angels," the rapper's friends and family who ensure that his haters can't touch him. He is supported by fellow Chicagoan Saba, who worked with Chance on Acid Rap's "Everybody's Something" and on Surf's "SmthnthtIwnt."
  • The music video was shot by Chance's friend and frequent collaborator Brand Studios director Austin Vesely and accented with animation from Hebru. The clip was filmed above a Chicago subway train and at South LaSalle Street. Chance stars as an angel, who alights on the roof of the L train, and rides around the Loop. Saba plays an inspired passenger who later teams up with the rapper for some choreographed dance moves.
  • Vestry explained the video's concept to MTV News: "It was sort of a play on that idea of a guardian angel or a superhero. The thing about it is, he's in a jumpsuit and a Sox hat - he doesn't look like your prototype [of an angel or superhero]. Nobody's perfect, so you have this sort of human version of what a guardian angel is, in Chance. That was my feeling.

    At the time, especially, he was involved in the Warmest Winter project, and he had just done all this stuff over the summer with kids in Chicago. It was an homage to the stuff he had been doing around the city."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Tony Joe White

Tony Joe WhiteSongwriter Interviews

The writer of "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Polk Salad Annie" explains how he cooks up his Louisiana swamp rock.

History Of Rock

History Of RockSong Writing

An interview with Dr. John Covach, music professor at the University of Rochester whose free online courses have become wildly popular.

Dean Friedman - "Ariel"

Dean Friedman - "Ariel"They're Playing My Song

Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.

Angelo Moore of Fishbone

Angelo Moore of FishboneSongwriter Interviews

Fishbone has always enjoyed much more acclaim than popularity - Angelo might know why.

Richie Wise (Kiss producer, Dust)

Richie Wise (Kiss producer, Dust)Songwriter Interviews

Richie talks about producing the first two Kiss albums, recording "Brother Louie," and the newfound appreciation of his rock band, Dust.

Bob Dylan Lyric Quiz

Bob Dylan Lyric QuizMusic Quiz

Think you know your Bob Dylan lyrics? Take this quiz to find out.