Just last week, Saba shared his great new album, Few Good Things. Now, the Chicago rapper has shared one more good thing: An accompanying short film directed and written by award-winning filmmaker C.T. Robert.
Backed by the music of the album, Few Good Things: The Short Film is a poignant, slice-of-life look at Saba searching for validation from outside sources, and reckoning with the bittersweet realization that creating the life he’s wanted to live is enough fulfillment in itself.
“The concept of Few Good Things is the realization of self after a search for exterior fulfillment,” Saba said in a statement. “It is the satisfaction and completeness you gain by simply living a life that is yours. Few is a small number, but few is not lonely. In the face of all adversity, a few good things is recognizing and accepting blessings.”
He continued, “Few is to count them, one by one — an empty glass is full of air, an empty bank is full of lessons, and an empty heart is full of memories. Few Good Things is to grow comfortable with the empty, and despite that, finding your fullness.”
“As a storyteller, I’ve always been drawn to stories that attempt to identify what makes us who we are,” Robert adds. “The ones that ask questions like: ‘What does having everything you need really look like?’… In this film we want to refocus the conversation surrounding these ideas and help shed light on what’s really important in the grand scheme of it all.”
Watch Few Good Things: The Short Film below.
Few Good Things is the long-awaited follow-up to Saba’s 2018 breakthrough album, Care for Me. In March, the rapper will trek across North America on the “Back Home” Tour; grab tickets over at Ticketmaster.