[A]fter dropping the smooth video for ‘Ask Around’ earlier this month, Ebenezer has shared his second Bafic directed visual. For new track ‘Survival’, he worked with the director to create a classic London night vibe, drenching the bold architecture in eerie lighting. But the focus is still Ebenezer and his friends, with intimate lyrics declaring:
“This is life growing up on the north side. We all just had to do what we could to survive, it was never easy cause we were the have nots, who always dreamed and aspired to be more than the stereotype. We persevere no matter what the adversity… we survive!”
Born in Homerton, Ebenezer spent most of his childhood living packed in one room with his brother, sister and cousins. Whilst his mother held down three jobs, the artist grew up a survivor and thrived through his love of music. Spending evenings with his brother, who “was like the father”, they would watch MTV Base, and eventually learnt how to produce creations of their own. Working his way up the music ladder, Ebenezer has worked with Craig David and Ty Dolla $ign to name a couple, staying true to his OG vibes – “emotionally tinged R&B with hints of trap…conscious turn-up music but without the holier than thou message”.
Ebenezer is for sure one to watch, so check out the HUNGER PREMIERE of ‘Survival’ below, and stay tuned. Follow him on Instagram here.