Hackney born one-to-watch Jnr Williams has blessed us with his latest track “A Prayer”, taken from his debut EP, which will be released later this year.
Released alongside a movingly cinematic video by in-demand director Iggy LDN, “A Prayer”, was originally written about a heterosexual relationship, however the story and message soon naturally evolved to explore the notion of masculinity, and how men often struggle to express their feelings, specifically looking at the relationship between a grieving father and son.
Speaking exclusively on the track, Jnr said: “A Prayer came from a relationship I had. It’s about someone losing belief in you, and trying to convince them to stick with you, find faith and keep believing, as one day we can live like rich kids. When collaborating with Iggy, we decided we wanted to tell the story on a different tip, through a Father & son’s relationship. As men we don’t always express how we truly feel, and expressing this through dance felt like an interesting way of dealing with it. Hopefully it’s something people can relate to.”
Video director Iggy LDN followed by saying: “The music video is a story about a father and son. It explores their relationship following the loss of a loved one. The video is really interesting because although there is no dialogue you can really see the struggle both characters face in dealing with their emotions. This is mainly though dance of facial expressions. It was really important for me to bring to life these sort of emotions in this way, rather than traditional ideals of storytelling.”
Watch the video below.