Ahead of his debut album Nothing Great About Britain, crudely in-your-face Grime artist slowthai has released the video for his latest single alongside Skepta, entitled “Inglorious.” Putting “Great” Britain directly in their sights, the two rappers plaster sociopolitical critique atop a battering instrumental, taking explicit aim at the Brexit movement.
The video stays true to the lyrical message, employing a range of motifs from Christianity, propaganda, brainwashing, and revolution. Split into three distinct sections — from birth to enculturation to revolution – the new video elucidates a 1984-esque depiction of modern-day Great Britain. During the rising up act, which is introduced alongside Skepta’s verse, both MC’s alongside extras wear the color red, symbolizing the UK Labour Party’s “The Red Flag” anthem. As is usual with slowthai’s immense visuals, they are as cinematic as they are meaningful, incorporating a range of themes that effortlessly convey the song’s significance.
You can check out the newly released video for slowthai “Inglorious” featuring Skepta above. slowthai’s debut album Nothing Great About Britain is out later this evening on May 17.
For more related news, don’t miss the debut album’s title track and accompanying video.