"That number one spot comes with baggage," sings London-based artist Donae'O on his huge new single "Black." Nobody knows this fact quite like Dizzee Rascal, who has spent 2016 getting back to his grime roots after embracing mainstream success for the past decade. He continues this journey in the "Black" video alongside Donae'O's fellow guest artist JME. The three hang out with friends, breathing in the cold London air before taking things inside to a warmer environment. Naturally, the uniform remains all-black throughout.
Speaking to The FADER via email, Donae'O said, "I wanted this video to be representative of all of us and where we came from, and I feel like we achieved that. When I was producing the beat for 'Black' I wanted to recreate the energy from my first hit 'My Philosophy (Bounce).' Getting JME and Dizzee on the same track was key for me as well because they are both so important to the culture and from that era of grime"
"Black" is out now and will feature on Donae’O’s forthcoming second studio album Grey Area, due in March 2017.