Back in December, Stormzy liberated his sophomore studio album Heavy Is The Head, which boasted 16 new cuts from the South London emcee and collaborations alongside Headie One, Burna Boy, H.E.R., Aitch, and more. That release proved to be one of the UK’s most successful of the year, landing the top spot on that country’s albums chart with 57,000 album equivalent units sold during its first week of release, later earning a well-deserved Gold certification.
Following visuals from the project for “Wiley Flow,” “Vossi Bop,” “Own It,” and “Audacity,” Stormzy unveils a new clip for “Superheroes,” an AoD and Jay Weathers-produced track that pays homage to Black lives working to succeed in this world for themselves and their families despite its struggles:
“Young Black king, don’t die on me, you my brother, you my keeper, I need you to keep an eye on me, and no more fightin’ on the streets, walking ‘round with all this pride on me...
And my young Black queens, don’t quit now, yeah, you’re the only ones that got us I could never let my sis’ down, you’ve been too strong for too long, yet still you never sit down.../”
The animated video comes courtesy of Taz Tron Delix and 2veinte, and brings the song’s lyrics to life with black men and women turning Stormzy’s superhuman inspiration into reality. Viewers can see a kid on a sky-high journey with the rapper after being saved from a near-car accident, and a young girl tending to her grandmother. We also see the Black community demonstrating for the Black Lives Matter movement before the clip closes out with a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman. Fellow hip hop peers like Dave and Little Simz are also given nods for their accomplishments.
Press play on Stormzy’s visual for “Superheroes” and, if you missed it, Heavy Is The Head below.