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Bullion's Davis Silis Hits the Clubs of Chicago with Singer Mali Music

Bullion, 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Director launches music video for 'Contradiction' featuring Jhene Aiko

Bullion's Davis Silis Hits the Clubs of Chicago with Singer Mali Music

American producer and singer-songwriter Mali Music has shared this sweet new video for Contradiction, one of his contributions to the soundtrack to Spike Lee's recent feature Chi-Raq.

Directed by Davis Silis, it's a wonderfully warm clip shining a spotlight on the Georgia singer and his collaborator, the singer Jhene Aiko. The pair sway gently with a glowing dance club's pretty, jovial crowd while singing about the ups and downs of love. And while the general vibe is happy and life-affirming, it also offers a reminder of those lost in violence not just in Chicago, but all over the world.

"The insurmountable loss Chicago has experienced over the years, for many people, only came into perspective when compared to America’s losses in Iraq, a war more publicised, and certainly longer-running than any other," said director Davis Silis. 

"I grew up not far from Chicago, so when this project came around, working with the supremely talented Mali Music, Jhené Aiko, and the team behind Spike Lee’s film Chi-Raq, the soundtrack on which Contradiction features, it felt quite personal. Especially when only a few weeks after we finished filming, my own hometown suffered a mass shooting.

"What we wanted to create was a video that reinforced the story of Chi-Raq, but also had its own message. Both a celebration of community, and a lament of its destruction. Or in other words, a contradiction. That while life does go on, we shall never forget those who were lost."


Edit Company: Speade

Editor: Ellie Johnson

Post Production / VFX

Colourist: Julien Biard

Grade: Finish

Production Company

Art Director : Zak Cole

Director: Davis Silis

DOP: Corey Jennings

Executive Producer: Hannah Gracie, Djay Brawner

Producer: Drew O'Neill, Elliot Sisson

Production Company: Bullion Productions

Production Designer: Brian Mayfield

Production Service

Production Service Company: Anthem Films

Category: Music video , Short films

Genre: Music performance