South London’s Shadez The Misfit is back with a brand new single, “South-Side Solace”, and it marks a bit of a landmark moment in the artist’s life.
The last few years have been pretty transformative for Shadez. He’s one of his recent single, “2B3”, was used for the backdrop for Barack Obama’s segment in a YouTube original film called Black Renaissance, he’s been working closely with artists like BERWYN, and it wasn’t that long ago that he became a father. On top of all that, he’s just about to release a new project, South Side Raised Me Father God Changed Me, an ambitious audio-visual project that “South-Side Solace” is lifted from.
The “South-Side Solace” visual, which landed today, gives us a pretty solid idea of the tone and some of the themes we can expect from the new project. Directed by Giles Edward-N and Friends Electric, the video tracks Shadez on a literal journey through the London Underground, right through the belly of South London, as he takes us on a figurative journey through all the life experiences and events that shaped him as a man, as an artist, and in his eyes, an outsider in the UK’s rap and hip-hop scenes.
Expected for a summer release, details on the new project are being kept under wraps for now. While we wait to hear more, take in the new video at the top and then be sure to add “South-Side Solace” to all your playlists.