Stormzy's dropped "Gang Signs & Prayer" the film and it's bloody beautiful
Global musical sensation Stormzy today released a new film, “Gang Signs & Prayer”, which premiered at the YouTube Space London and on YouTube. The short film is directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker and music video director Rollo Jackson with support from YouTube and produced by Somesuch x The FADER. “Gang Signs & Prayer” is an immersive portrait of the artist that blends dramatic narrative and stunning live performances, providing a brand new experience for fans.
A visual testament to Stormzy’s life and upbringing, the film chronicles Stormzy’s inner battles and temptations as he becomes master of his own destiny. “Return of the Rucksack,” “Bad Boys” and “100 Bags,” taken from Stormzy’s award winning debut studio album “Gang Signs & Prayer,” serve as the soundtrack to the film of the same name.
"Young youths like myself, that grow up in the hood, we often don't know that we are actually the masters of our own destiny,” says Stormzy. “There are so many things that steer us in the wrong direction however, we decide what happens in our own lives and like my album, I endeavoured for this film to portray just that. Derived from my album Gang Signs & Prayer, and written and directed by the legend that is Rollo, I'll let the visual do the talking."