The grime MC invited “fans from all walks of life, religions and communities” to join him shooting the video, which was filmed on a London housing estate.
According to a press release, Stormzy wanted to “show Brits standing tall, proud, and most importantly, united” following the “multiple tragedies” that have hit the UK this year.
Stormzy says: “The lyrics and what the song represents mean a lot to me and I wanted to show a different side to my music. Having the platform to be able to bring people together to celebrate this through a song that is close to my heart and seeing people from every walk of life coming together to sing in the video, all in one place, has been an amazing experience.”
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The track is lifted from Stormzy’s acclaimed debut album ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’, released in February.
NME wrote of the record at the time: “[Stormzy] has reason aplenty for showing off, yet much of ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ catches him in a more reflective, appreciative mood.”
Last weekend, Stormzy won BBC Music’s Artist Of The Year award. Upon winning the award, the grime MC described himself “actually blessed” to have earned the title.