Premiered exclusively within multiple school classrooms throughout the UK, (those involved were picked at random), Stormzy has unveiled the powerful animation video for Superheroes, the single taken from his number UK #1 album Heavy Is The Head. Accompanied by a poignant speech from Stormzy himself, he states:
“I wanted to show it to you guys first [because] being students at school, I think it’s important that you guys understand how powerful you are…” – “Despite the colour of your skin, despite where you come from, despite your religion, despite whatever it is that you feel may be holding you back; you are a Superhero. So, I wanted to make this video to inspire you guys, to make you realise that the sky is the limit.”
Directed by British director, Taz Tron Delix, the animated visual garners inspiration from children’s films, whilst also honouring many modern-day superheroes including British musicians Dave and Little Simz. Produced by AoD and Jay Weathers, Stormzy’s lyrics also tip hats to the novel, Noughts and Crosses written by Malorie Blackman, British actor and comedian, Michael Dapaah, US tennis stars, Serena and Venus Williams and, include quotes from the theme tune to British children’s show, Tracy Beaker.