Jaden Smith takes things Back to the Future in the video for “Fallen.”
Time traveling to Calabasas in 1867, the 18-year-old star finds himself playing “Syre” in a ghost town wearing Marty McFly’s Nike Air Mags. With his friend Harry Hudson playing Sheriff Harry, Jaden can’t seem to shake a sickness.
Coughing, throwing up liquid, and dancing through it all, Jaden also appears at the top a mountain, playing Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon on vinyl as the sun sets in pink and light blue hues.
This would explain why Cudder — who recently had Jaden and Willow Smith appear in his “Surfin'” video — premiered “Fallen” on Twitter.
“Arrrgghhhhhhhh,” he tweeted. “I am honored to debut the epic visuals for my lil bro Jaden’s new jam ‘FALLEN’. WATCH and FLY!”
Arrrgghhhhhhhh!! I am honored to debut the epic visuals for my lil bro Jaden's new jam "FALLEN". WATCH and FLY!https://t.co/OkR49wwfYu
— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) December 4, 2016
“Take me to the truth,” sings Jaden. “Take me home with you / Change my taste and views / I’m fallen, make me rise with you.”
Co-directed by Jaden and Miles Cable, the video also promotes Syre “coming soon.” This is a reference to Jaden’s character in “Fallen” and to his real name: Jaden Christopher Syre Smith. It’s unclear whether Syre is a new album, film, or short visual project.
While we wait, watch “Fallen” below.