Speaking to Fader, Grime legend Sir Spyro said of his new video:
“When I finished ‘Side By Side’ I sent it to over 20 directors and one of them that came back was Henry Scholfield […] I’d heard of him before and researched his work and realized he was at the top of his game. It’s taken a bit of time to get the video finished but it’s been worth the wait ’cause Henry, Ore, and Caviar have smashed it.”
“Side By Side” is by no means a new track; it dropped in June earlier this year and has already enjoyed a summers worth of healthy play time. Featuring a host of emcees from Bloodline, representatives Big H, Bossman Birdie and President T ride ride ride ride ride Spyro’s bouncy Grime offering spitting the strength of their team – “You can’t take us when we’re side by side“.
This week, Spyro dropped the video for the track and we see why the wait was so long. Utilising a number of locations across housing estates, corner shops and a car wash in London, Spyro’s new video is a fantastically filmed black-and-white trippy ride which raises the bar of what is possible from a Grime video and how it represents its culture.
These visuals are as slick as a feature length movie with a healthy budget – we’re loving this linkup.