Stormzy debuts new music video at north Dublin school
"I wanted to make this video to inspire you guys."
Stormzy has showcased his new music video at a school in north Dublin.
The London rapper unveiled the video for his latest release 'Superheroes' at Pobalscoil Neasain in Baldoyle yesterday. The school was one of multiple chosen at random in London, Glasgow, Manchester and Dublin.
Stormzy gave a speech ahead of the video, which takes inspiration from children's films, encouraging young people not to judge one another and to excel, no matter what their background.
"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," said Stormzy.
It's not every day you get a shout out from #Stormzy but @PSNeasain got the first look of his inspirational video for #SuperHeroes this morning and a very special message for the students after their ongoing work for the #BlackLivesMatter Movement
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"I wanted to make this video to inspire you guys, to make you realise that the sky is the limit.
"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."
The video for 'Superheroes' features lyrics referencing Noughts + Crosses author, Malorie Blackman, actor Michael Dapaah, athletes Serena and Venus Williams as well as children's show, Tracy Beaker.
Directed by Taz Tron Delix, the animated film features an assortment of characters becoming superheroes in their everyday lives.
The track is taken from Stormzy's latest album Heavy Is The Head.
You can check out the video for 'Superheroes' here: