UK rap duo Brotherhood, aka Menace and Blaze, have spent much of the pandemic recording a stack of freestyles that unpack the seemingly endless chaos and misery in the headlines, from Brexit and COVID to the murder of George Floyd and the racist fallout of the Euro 2020 final.
Today, however, they return with their first new single since 2019’s “Privileged Problems” and they’ve teamed up with Lowkey for the assist. Renowned for his own activism and politically-charged lyrics, Lowkey makes the perfect addition here as they use the visuals for this inspiring new cut to look back at the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower and remind us all of the scars that have yet to heal.
In the description for the video, the brothers write: “We linked up with Lowkey for the first time as he showed us around his borough and spoke to us about the tragedy surrounding Grenfell Tower. Produced by JBJ, we wrote ‘Messiah Complex’ with Lowkey in mind, in hope that he might share an insight of what it must be like to live in his head. And he delivered. It was a pleasure to meet and work with this legend—a bucket list song for us. We hope you like it.”
Peep the “Messiah Complex” video above and be sure to add the song to all your playlists.