“Funky Sailor” by Skream Ft. Trim

Beloved DJ and producer Skream returns with an official music video for “Funky Sailor,” his nostalgic grime tune featuring legendary MC Trim.

Directed by Iain Simpson, who has previously worked with the likes of Rudimental and D Double E, the video centres on a man who embarks on a day of revelry with Trim and co. “Two drinks max”, he says, before heading out for pints, pool, edibles, raves, and some ice cream for good measure. Havoc ensues, including trippy hallucinations of the Grim Reaper, before the video ends as any night of partying should: with a cathartic dance in a field.

Iain Simpson says, “From a personal perspective this video is a reflection of my own journey of going through depression and coming out the other side. Having fun with your best mates can shine a powerful light during dark times. At the same time I didn’t want to get too deep with this video and wanted to make something playful and fun. The song is just so bonkers and hectic (in the best possible way) so I wanted to take you on a mad trip to reflect that. Skream has been an important part of my life musically from when I first moved to London 15 years ago and it’s class that we’ve gotten to work together on this.”

Taken from Skream’s full length album Skreamizm 8, “Funky Sailor” brings together elements of UK funky and grime, with its oboe riff particularly reminiscent of the early grime era. Trim’s laid back delivery belies the ferocity of his lyrical content, riding the beat with simmering menace and panache, as always. 22 years in the game and Skream has become a shining example of the power of diversity, skillfully weaving together a variety of styles and influences in a way that makes sense.

Stream Skreamizm 8 HERE.


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