Grace Carter Shares Bold ‘Riot’ Video

Priya Ahluwalia directs this fantastic new shoot...

Grace Carter has shared the in-depth video for ‘Riot’.

The song comes from a hugely personal place for the London songwriter, and takes pride of place on her incoming EP. Out now, ‘Riot’ deals with “the emotional and physical injustices that black people face daily…”

Written in 2014 following the murder of Eric Garner, it retains its potency – a sign of her artistry, but also of the stubborn, glacial pace of change.

London designer Priya Ahluwalia makes her directorial debut for the new ‘Riot’ video, featuring a freshly designed custom look. A hugely powerful, visually stimulating shoot, the visual artist describes the shoot as “an honour”.

Priya comment…

I love the song and felt such an emotional connection to it. The song is about community and how in the face of adversity, community is vital for Black people as we come together to battle against hardships. Community is also an important factor for us to be able to enjoy our own lives and have joy in the day to day, despite the hardships. This is something that is so important to me and my work so I felt Grace and I really connected on wanting to communicate this in the video. I wanted to create something where we celebrated this sense of community but also represented the rawness and emotion that ‘Riot’ is rooted in.

It was also an honour to contribute to Grace’s wardrobe and create a customised Ahluwalia look for her for the video. I can’t thank Grace and her team enough for the opportunity to create this really special piece of work, it’s a project that I will cherish forever.

Tune in now.

Grace Carter’s new EP ‘A Little Lost, A Little Found’ is out on July 21st.

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