Chicago rapper, poet, and educator Mykele Deville, has shared a video for new single “Free Soul” taken from his upcoming album, Maintain, out February 22nd via No Trend Records. “Free Soul,” was produced by the UK-based, Elements. The track is a jazz and bebop-inspired rap manifesto brimming with pride for Chicago and a disdain for the gatekeeping clique mentality that sometimes pervades the music and art scene. The track is an upbeat portrait of a connected Chicago, from the basements to the spotlight.
The video for “Free Soul” was directed by Chicago-based film collective, New Trash, and produced by Ramone Hulet. It shows Mykele enjoying his city with friends from Chicago’s many diverse neighborhoods with the flare and carefree nature of a video from the 1990’s. The video is a fun portrait of when its creatives unite.