Jelani Blackman Unveils Reflective Visuals For “Brixton”
London based artist Jelani Blackman is known for his deep raspy vocals which have been met with a warm reception from listeners. His latest release is the music video for the reflective “Brixton”, which sees Jelani confront the deeply troubling scenario of growing up fatherless – with lyrics repeatedly asking “How could you lose something that you never know?”.
“Brixton is about being separated from my dad and the area he’s from at two years old, but still feeling connected to it because I spent the beginning of my life there and it’s where his family first came to from Barbados.The area and him have impacted who I am even though I don’t really know either of them. It was a hard song for me to write, and it took a lot of dealing with personal demons to be able to confront it as an issue. I never wanted to accept that I’d gone through that stereotypical black male experience of growing up without their dad” — Jelani Blackman.