Ignorance Is Bliss: Skepta releases “Bullet from a Gun” video in advance of new album
From Skepta’s highly anticipated new album Ignorance Is Bliss, coming this Friday, May 31, via Boy Better Know.
Earlier this month, UK artist and OVO affiliate Skepta announced his highly-anticipated return with the release of two brand new tracks, “Bullet from a Gun” and “Greaze Mode” and news of a brand new album, Ignorance Is Bliss.
The tracks showcase two different sides of the new album: authentic, autobiographical and unwaveringly honest, “Bullet For A Gun” is produced by Skepta and Ragz Originale and is Skepta at his uncompromising best.
Meanwhile “Greaze Mode,” produced by Skepta and featuring Nafe Smallz, is an undeniable party anthem, the intoxicated downtown to the reflective of “Bullet from a Gun,” focused uptown and a further enticing glimpse of what fans can expect of Ignorance Is Bliss.
“The internet is making everything and everyone politically correct but that takes away the artistry. Ignorance Is Bliss deals with the yin yang of life. True Skepta, saying it exactly how it is.” – Skepta
Now, Skepta marks the next stage of the Ignorance Is Bliss campaign with the release of the official video for “Bullet from a Gun.” It’s directed by Duncan Loudon and is available for viewing further below in the post.
Ignorance Is Bliss is set for release this coming Friday May 31 via Skepta’s own Boy Better Know label. It’s the follow up to his era and genre-defining, UK gold certified 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.
Check out the video below.
European Tour: Skepta Live 2019
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 7) which takes places at London’s Meridan Water – a stones through 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.
Sat., June 1, 2019 – Forbidden Fruits Festival, Ireland
Fri., June 7, 2019 – Field Day, London, UK
Sat., June 22, 2019 – Tauron Nowa Muzyka, Katowice, Poland
Wed., July 3, 2019 – Roskilde Festival, Denmark
Fri., July 5, 2019 – Down The Rabbit Hole, De Groene Heuvels, Netherlands
Sun., July 7, 2019 – Exit Festival, Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad, Serbia
Thu., July 11, 2019 – Pohoda Festival, Airport Trencin, Slovakia
Sat., July 13, 2019 – Dour Festival, Belgium
Wed., July 17, 2019 – Manchester International Festival, Manchester, UK
Thu., July 18, 2019 – Manchester International Festival, Manchester, UK
Fri., July 19, 2019 – Manchester International Festival, Manchester, UK
Thu., July 20, 2019 – Sonar, Barcelona, Spain
Sun., July 21, 2019 – Melt Festival, Ferropolis, Leipzig, Germany
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