Trevor Jackson is “Unpacking” a new visual. After dropping his buzz-worthy new album Rough Drafts, Pt. 1, the multi-hyphenated star delivers the anticipated music video for the standout song.
The self-directed clip allows the 21-year-old heartthrob to show off his many different talents. Aside from singing and directing, Jackson showcases his dancing skills in a shipping container yard. Later, he even breaks out an electric guitar for a show-stopping solo.
“The best way to describe the song concept for ‘Unpacking’ is like running on a treadmill, it gives you something to do, but gets you nowhere,” Trevor tells Rap-Up. “Some relationships we get into because it’s comfortable not because it’s necessarily good for us. It’s like you love them, but there is no room for growth and it ends up becoming a stagnant never-ending cycle. I was shooting SuperFly when I used one of my very few days off to direct two videos in one day. ‘Unpacking’ is one of the videos from that day, which I ended up editing while I was on tour with Justine Skye.”
In between dancing, singing, and playing, the crooner also brings “Unpacking” to life. While the song is all about the back-and-forth of a trying relationship, the video depicts arguments in the bedroom with his furious and frustrated girlfriend. “It’s not like I don’t care, it’s just more like I don’t wanna fight,” he sings to her. “How you transforming like you Optimus Prime? First, you mean, and then you nice.”
Next up, Trevor will star in Sony Pictures’ SuperFly, the Director X-led reboot of the 1970s classic, which hits theaters June 15. Check out the “Unpacking” video above.