There has been a lot of hype and excitement over A Star and the recent release of #TwoZeroOneEight as of late… and for good reason! Check Out the video below to see why!
Meshing a combination of afro-beats with Caribbean riddims – the video for Give Him Praise is definitely a summer smash! Despite this, I couldn’t get over the fact they are wearing coats and hoodies….
Essentially, the video compromises of a praise party on a rooftop in the city of London. The B roll of the city and it’s skyline matches the streetwise vibes of the song perfectly. Having just the four of them spitting their bars, dancing along and praising God in the background is simple yet…perfectly suitable.
Opening with a trap music style introduction- Alright by Marc Jones features some pretty heavy flows. He delivers confidently matching the standard of Cerose and Melvillious. The beat will have you bopping along, but I found it somewhat flat musically and lacking variety. This will sound better live in front of an audience…. With a heavy sound system! So turn this one up for the full effect!
Content-wise, Jones gives insight into his life and you will feel like you’re getting to know him. Themes within the track include money, performance and the standard testimonial content.
Hands up if the setting and voice over in the first 7 seconds of this video reminded you of the narration in Thriller! (Just me?)
The old, mashed up church setting created some dark connotations and reminded me of Kendrick Lemar’s Humble.