Quelle Chris surveys how words, fear, and skin color are weaponized, and how one’s community can control their relationship to firearms.
He does this by putting himself in their shoes, and on “Spray and Pray” and “Mind Ya Bidness,” Chris becomes the tough-talking street dude with gun culture in his blood. On the former, he sounds like a West Indian from Crown Heights, Brooklyn; the latter, a Crip or Piru from South Central, Los Angeles.
In times that are often beyond parody, Quelle has never been a writer to shy away from the absurd. But Guns is dotted with references to the very real, painfully ordinary fates that might befall us –– be they getting gunned down in church on a Sunday or simply being forgotten by our friends after we’re gone. In preparation for both, Quelle lays his psyche bare.
Produced by Grégoire Verbekeinfo, the video for “WYRM” is a virtual synopsis of that sentiment; a memory Quelle hopes you will remember fondly. “So many of my memories are collections of collages from home videos, photo books and boxes of developed pictures” Quelle stated to Ambrosiaforheads. “The lucky few who have escaped the fate of moments lost in disposable cameras; VHS and mini cam tapes. Orphans of history without a home. This particular memory was captured on a Canon 814XL camera and shot with Kodak Super8. Through the lens of Grégoire Verbeke on a lovely afternoon in Brussels. A moment trapped in time. Ageless.—even as we fade. Will you remember?”
Watch Quelle Chris’ “WYRM” Video below!