The next set of visuals off Skepta’s critically acclaimed Ignorance Is Bliss has arrived. ‘Love Me Not’, sampling Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’ for clipped vocal hits, is a measured mashup of classic UK grime and garage with Skepta’s freshly evolved individual sound.
Silky, atmospheric synths give way to a distorted, punching bass, and even though there are hints of the darker days of Skepta’s foray into chart pop, quality verses from the BBK founder carry the track. The visuals add a feeling of escapism and hedonism, with a palette of deep red and shadowy cameos from Octavian, Slowthai, BBK’s Frisco and Chip, and Heartless Crew’s Bushkin and Mighty Moe.
Check out the video below now, and also read our Once Upon A Grime track-by-track review of Ignorance Is Bliss.