Emerging from the British hip hop scene, Wesley Joseph has released his new single “Martyrs” featuring Monks.
On “Martyrs”, Wesley raps over a slow-moving, dreamy production as he wonders what really is valuable in his life, finding peace, and the heaviness of death that infects the youth. The self-directed visuals show all walks of life, indicating that at any moment the worst can hit you, and features singer and songwriter Jorja Smith.
When talking about the track, Joseph explained: “The moment I played the chords I saw deep blues and two angelic figures on a boat. Eventually that night I came up with the narrative of two angels floating through a ’voodoo’ underworld en route to a gathering for the loss of a life in the parallel world we know. Shortly after I started seeing a narrative for the ‘real world’ and it expanded into the video as we know it, with different characters that represent key human emotions and moments in life.”
Make sure you check out the video for “Martyrs” above.