Island Records’ recent signing, Nick Brewer has released the video for his new single ‘Miss Online Superstar’, featuring fellow label mate, JP Cooper.
The track itself is an honest and hugely emotive reflection on today’s bare-all-online society with an underlying reminder about the vulnerability of social media users. Alongside the catchy RnB keys and the funky bass riff, Brewer’s chilled flow and Cooper’s soulful vocals narrate the perfect soundtrack to an extremely creative video with a hugely meaningful message that makes listeners question: ‘What happened to that pretty girls dream?’. Whilst there are numerous artists within the UK music scene who can be considered great lyricists, there are few who are using their talents as a way of opening people’s eyes in order to draw attention to situations, which are all too real for many people, in the aim of supporting vulnerable people, so credit must go to Brewer for that.
Directed by Matthew Walker, the video focuses heavily on the role social media plays in the life of a girl who simply lives to get ‘likes’, depicting the protagonist using Instagram as a quasi-therapy and online pick-me-up that quickly develops into something more worrying. Building on the depiction of how Instagram can be misused, the video aims to raise questions regarding the role of social media obsession and the dangers of feeling secure in a public domain.
After a fantastic Summer playing gigs at Wireless Festival, Kensington Roof Gardens, and SOHO House, Nick Brewer has cemented himself as one to watch in the world of lyricism and spoken word. His six track project ‘Four Miles Further’, which features ‘Miss Online Superstar’ and sees 25 year old Nick collaborate with some of the UK’s most brilliant emerging music acts, including Little Simz, George The Poet, Max Marshall, JP Cooper, and Naomi Scott is out now and available to purchase here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/four-miles-further-ep/id880896292
Check the video for ‘Miss Online Superstar’ below…