V V Brown Returns With Thought-Provoking Anthem “Black British”

V V Brown, after a six years hiatus, is back with a new single from her upcoming project, “Black British,” which explores the very concept its title suggests. Being such a complex topic, she’s also written a long-form essay around the subject that will be published on April 5th to coincide with the official video.

The striking artwork for the single, as well as the upcoming video, which uses the power of contemporary dance to reveal the narrative, was conceived, created, and directed by V V herself.

According to the singer, her childhood influences, such as J Dilla, Erykah Badu, Common and Kim Burrell, alongside British records by Roots Manuva, Soul to Soul and Omar, inspired the song, which is dropping under her own label YOY Records.

In an interview, V V notes that the last six years have been a difficult mental health journey for her, but that she realized that she needed music to feel alive. “Black British” is a part of her fearless new journey with an anthem that speaks boldly about identity and the conflicts of this cultural experience.

“Everything about this [upcoming album], whether it be the artwork, the lyrics, the production, or the visuals, is about starting sociological conversations,” V V notes. “There is a radical power in the role of the provocateur, and this was one of the motives for this record.”

Bump “Black British” below.

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