Burna Boy and Stormzy depict “Real Life” in new visual
About two months ago, the fifth studio album of Burna Boy- Twice as Tall – was released, featuring 15 tracks as well as features from Youssou N’Dour, Naughty by Nature, Chris Martin, and more. Recently, the latest visual for “Real Life” was also released, featuring Stormzy. Both the artists talk about personal struggles, survival, as well as the need for support to progress as well as succeed over production from Telz and Mario Winans:
“I wonder which style dem guys dem go try now, if una never hear my story mek you find out, I know say nobody is an island, but if dem wan f*** you for nyash, mek you no lie down/
And I know you fit later realize am, but the way you don dey move I no dey like am, somebody want to wear the shoe wey no size am, me, I be Destiny’s Child, a survivor Real.../”
The video comes courtesy of Meji Alabi, and showcases British youth amid a scenario with rising knife crime. In the clip, one man is portrayed who is, on the one hand, engaged in some mischief on the street while on the other, he seems to be building a family with his pregnant partner. Eventually, what is presumed to be a retaliatory stabbing unfolds, and it is divulged that the man has an innocent twin brother who was the one who lost his life. Moreover, it is also clarified that the killer is a friend, making it even more obvious that the killings that occur in the Black community ae often senseless, regardless of where one resides.
“Real Life” comes after the release of the music videos for “Wonderful” and “Monsters You Made.” This year, Burna Boy also contributed to others’ projects by assisting on tracks by Dave, Sam Smith, Pop Smoke, and more.