Written by Charlie Sullivan
On Wednesday, Austin Vesely released a new short film entitled SoX Day, a movie about a day in the life on tour with Chance The Rapper and the Social Experiment. The short documentary gives people a view into Chance's, and all of the Social Experiments' off stage personalities.
Most people don't get a chance to know what their favorite artist is like in real life. In fact, some artists even create a facade for themselves and never show who they truly are. That is one of the reasons this film is so important. It shows an unfiltered depiction of Chance and his squad.
Chance and the Social Experiment continue their theme of taking the path less traveled. Most documentaries about famous musicians come to us on the big screen, with big budget production and a linear story line. But not this one. This documentary is an in the moment, honest look at one of the most successful musical artists in America. The scene in which Vesely is chasing Chance around their tour bus is used as a great metaphor for the direction Chance has been taking with the media. He is running away from the camera, a symbol of commercial success. While he runs, he is playfully laughing, and hiding in bad hiding spots as to lure the camera into continuing the chase for Chance.
Austin Vesely has created a portrait of Chance and the Social Experiment. He captures the routine, and the performance, but most of all captures the spirit of the group as only friends can. As the ending song says, "This is a story of a great man."
Go check out the film below: