TUNE Kojey Radical - GALLONS
Gallons is heartfelt & compelling, with anthemic tones highlighting struggles of race, class and survival. Kojey strays from his normal poetical approach to highlight the versatility in his lyricism, opting for a machine gun flow riddled with honest dialogue on paranoia and guilt.
“Kept my head low and spilled gallons in gallows, cast the first stone. Then hide the hand slow.”
The chorus serves as a call to arms or a unity in a communal struggle.
Kojey often uses his poetry to draw attention to matters of social unrest with a voice that creates a relatable dialogue between himself and the listener.
The visual directed by long time collaborators THE REST see’s Kojey adorned in black from skin to garment moving anxiously through a dystopian portrait of inner city London. Dancing almost ritualistically, growing more and more zealous as the visual progresses before settling on an engaging and empathic shot of Kojey and his Nephew.
“Gallons is the kind of record I want played very loudly at my funeral. It’s how I feel every time I see my brothers get stopped and searched or when I hear about another person of colour amount to nothing more than commemorative hashtag. Gallons is a uniting of class, it’s a celebration of struggle. The conversation doesn’t die when you kill us. Seeds of positivity will ensure that the beauty in all our differences will come together and grow for future generations.
"This is just the beginning, A new project and a new way of thinking is on it’s way. That’s a promise.”