Spoken word artist, poet, actor & all round top don – East London’s Kojey Radical is a lot of things. This year’s 23 Winters was near enough a masterpiece, and his recent headline show at Camden’s Jazz Cafe received all round praise [check the Radar Radar article I wrote about it here].
This week, Kojey continues his artistic campaign with enigmatic new visuals for brand new track “Gallons”. Directed by THE REST [@Alexandtherest & @Lewisandtherest], the ‘Gallons’ visual exists in the same realm as ‘Bambu’. It features Kojey in an unsettling dystopian interpretation of London, and clearly attacks current issues surrounding racism and oppression.
Speaking to DAZED, who premiered the video, Kojey poignantly says:
“‘Gallons’ is the kind of record I want played very loudly at my funeral […] It’s how I feel every time I see my brothers get stopped and searched or when I hear about another person of colour amount to nothing more than commemorative hashtag. ‘Gallons’ is a uniting of class, it’s a celebration of struggle. The conversation doesn’t die when you kill us. Seeds of positivity will ensure that the beauty in all our differences will come together and grow for future generations.”
Watch the visuals above, share the track on SoundCloud too if you’re feeling it!