Directed by long-term collaborator Nathan James Tettey, and 20-year-oldnewcomer Edem Wornoo, the video for “Black” was filmed across London, Manchester and Lagos. A profound exploration of black identity, excellence and the diaspora, the video features an all-star ensemble of young black icons including Stormzy, Raheem Sterling, Ozwald Boateng OBE, Dina Asher Smith, Tiffany Calver, Damson Idris and science/tech diversity advocate Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE.
The single is the first taste of new music since “Funky Friday” debuted at No.1 on the UK’s Official Charts last November, making Dave only the second artist to debut a track at No.1 in the UK last year after US superstar Drake.
From becoming the youngest ever winner of an Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song for his politically-charged single “Question Time” to amassing over 600 million streams as a completely independent artist, Dave continues to cement his reputation as a remarkably gifted storyteller and one of the most important and necessary British artists to emerge in years.
Dave – Psychodrama Released March 8 via Neighbourhood Recordings / Caroline Australia