East London rapper Jay Prince has released his vibey new single, “Wonder”, just in time for Spring. And it’s named for us! Just kidding.
The song sees Prince embark on his signature fast-paced flow, continuing the rapper’s impressive knack for rapping over line breaks and displaying his lyrical and vocal versatility. With an irresistibly chilled voice laid over a catchy instrumental, this is sure to go straight on your Friday night playlist, and the attached visuals go even further in solidifying this track as one not to miss. In the video, we see Prince in a full spaceman suit, bringing a new meaning to the term ‘urban exploration’, as he goes through London, communicated to us through a gritty Super8 camera.
Speaking on the track, Prince said: “Putting together this body of work was a time (and still is) where I had to face truths about myself, understanding my personal growth at a time where Iʼve had to adapt to a lot of change as I get older, honing into the artist that Iʼm becoming.”
He continued: “It became about channelling a freedom for myself in a society full of constraints, where people are judged and feel like they canʼt be themselves or feel like they have to live up to a standard where expression is so limited and tamed. ‘Wonder’ is about breaking those boundaries and false ideals that we think we need in order to survive or get by in this world. Understanding that you are the centrepiece to life itself is how I believe we truly flourish; having the strength to be yourself and dig deep trying to figure that out.”
Watch the video for “Wonder” below.