Stormzy’s recently released Superheroes video features an unlikely artist cameo – Tracy Beaker. Fans have been wondering about this pairing. Here’s everything we know about the Stormzy and Tracy Beaker Superheroes video mash-up.
This is the singer’s latest single, taken from the album Heavy is the Head, which came out late last year. The animated Superheroes video reportedly premiered in classrooms across the UK.
Stormzy shares the following on his website: “I wanted to show it to you guys first, being students at school, I think it’s important that you guys understand how powerful you are.”
“Despite the colour of your skin, despite where you come from, despite your religion, despite whatever it is you feel may be holding you back, you are a superhero.”
“So, I wanted to make this video to inspire you guys, to let you know that the sky is the limit. To let you know that all those things inside of you, make you incredible.”
Where does Tracy Beaker fit into Superheroes?
For Stormzy fans, the Dumping Ground crossover won’t come as any surprise, as the sampling in the song made headlines last year, too, when it was first released on 13 December.
At the end of Superheroes, Stormzy covers a verse from Keisha White’s Someday, which you may know better as the Tracy Beaker theme tune.
Tracy Beaker is the CBBC adaption of the Jacqueline Wilson book series, which aired between 2002 – 2005.
But, why Stormzy & Tracy Beaker?
It might seem like a random pairing, but Stormzy and Tracy Beaker actually makes complete sense. As mentioned, the song was meant to inspire kids growing up nowadays, so of course a reference to a show featuring beloved characters’ growing pains is key. Plus, the 2000s throwback vibes.
Stormzy himself explained that the song was inspired by the fact that, growing up he didn’t realise the role models, or “superheroes” as he puts it, he had around him. So with the song reaching back to the artist’s own childhood, the children’s show reference is understandable.
The song also touches on other childhood icons and black “Superheroes” including children’s author Malorie Blackman and Venus and Serena Williams.
Of course, the sampled lyrics are plenty inspiring by themselves, too.
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