Skepta's fifth album Ignorance Is Bliss is, without doubt, one of the most hotly-anticipated new releases of 2019. On the eve of its release, Skepta today reveals the video for his huge crossover current single "Greaze Mode". Directed by Matt Walker (who previously worked with Skepta on his "Hypocrisy" and "No Security" videos).
The "Greaze Mode'"video stars Skepta and track collaborator Nafe Smallz and is one of Skepta's most cinematic videos to date. It follows the release earlier this week of the Duncan Loudon-directed video for Ignorance Is Bliss album track "Bullet From A Gun", which quickly reached a million plus views.
Ignorance Is Bliss is set for release tomorrow, Friday May 31st, via Skepta's own Boy Better Know label.
It's the follow up to his era and genre-defining, UK gold certified 2016 album Konnichiwa, which won the coveted Mercury Music Prize and saw Skepta picking up awards and collaborating around the world, including multiple BRIT Awards nominations. From early UK pioneer to global icon, Skepta's influence is felt throughout contemporary culture. Meanwhile, Skepta is set to perform across Europe throughout the summer.
These shows include a headline appearance at this year's Field Day Festival (June 7th) which takes places at London's Meridan Water - a stones throw from the Meridian Estate where Skepta grew up - and is set to be a huge homecoming show. He is also a headliner at this year's Manchester International Festival alongside Yoko Ono and Idris Elba & Kwame Kwei-Armah, where we will be debuting his truly unique, immersive DYSTOPIA987 show.