Stormzy drops a new music video for ‘Heavy Is The Head‘ cut ‘Superheroes.’ It’s a powerful animated video that highlights the Black Lives Matter movement and subsequent protests that took place across June following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor along with many unforgotten Black people who have lost their lives to police brutality.
In the nostalgic animation Stormzy is presented as a superhero, flying across the sky showing a young black boy the powers he also has within himself. The video also features and shows appreciation to everyday superheroes such as young careers, fathers and talented young black boys and girls. Stormzy also sheds light on well-known cultural figures and black heroes, making reference to rappers Dave and Little Simz, footballer Marcus Rashford, author Malorie Blackman, singer Nina Simone, entertainer Michael Dapaah, and Tennis superstars Serena and Venus Williams.
On his website, Stormzy says “Despite the colour of your skin, despite where you come from, despite your religion, despite whatever it is you feel may be holding you back, you are a superhero.”
The video is a phenomenal match to a song with such an uplifting message for young people, empowering young Black children and all to see the power that they possess, and Stormzy dedicates it to the late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman (who passed away last month), with ‘RIP Chadwick Boseman 1976 – 2020 Forever a Superhero in our hearts’ appearing at the end of the video. Stream below via Youtube.