10 Sep 2020
Stormzy's 'Superheroes' video teaches Black 'kings and queens' about pride
Written byShubham DasguptaEntertainment
"Don't die on me!" appeals grime rapper Stormzy in his latest video Superheroes.
But what it also does is touch upon the lives of the entire African, African-American and 'Black' community and urges them to be proud of their infallible genius.
What is the video all about?
Depicting a playground, Superheroes starts with a boy chasing a ball down to a street and is about to meet with an accident when superhero Stormzy saves him.
He helps the boy fly with pride, battles racism and leads the 'Black Lives Matter' movement.
Stormzy asks women to embrace themselves as they are; he thanks tireless women who never let their "kings" down.
Video has been directed by British filmmaker Taz Tron Delix
This animated video has been directed by British filmmaker Taz Tron Delix.
Casting aside the perils of the hugely generalized, misunderstood and often abused community, this video refers to luminaries such as sports legend Serena Williams, Little Simz, author Malorie Blackman and artiste Nina Simone throughout its span.
At the time of the press, the track had garnered over 611K views.
He ensured that the video premieres before school students
The song Superheroes belongs to Stormzy's album Heavy is the Head, which was released in December 2019.
The rapper didn't just make the video on a previously released song to leave a message.
He ensured that the video premieres before school students in Dublin, Manchester, Glasgow and London on Wednesday morning so that they take away confidence and courage to keep their heads up.
"It's important that you guys understand how powerful you are"
Stormzy sent a "welcome back" video message to students returning to school.
The artist took the responsibility to let children know that their community is precious.
"I think it's important that you guys understand how powerful you are...we might have so many obstacles in front of us, you are a superhero in your own right, and don't ever forget that," said Stormzy.