premiere: london-based rapper louis vi cuts through the bullsh*t in laid back “more water”

May 26, 2017

Following his debut EP Lonely Road Of The Dreamer, which boldly took up questions of mental health and identity to critical acclaim, London-based hip-hop artist Louis VI’s latest single “More Water” serves as an interlude to the next chapter, his upcoming second EP. The inspiring track about making it through with the weight of the world on your shoulders uses water as a metaphor to highlight the necessity of people of color rinsing off the trauma from all of the trials we face.

“‘More Water’ is about cutting the bullshit, to be honest. It’s about washing the senses, washing the bad shit off ’cause there’s a lot of bad shit going on,” explains Louis VI. “It’s about going back to the most basic, purest reason why you do something. We are made of water and water is necessary for life, yet there’s people who don’t have access to it and worse, there’s people who do yet drink the sugary, diabetes causing sodas that are pushed in our faces on adverts instead. It’s not about water itself but what is represents. It’s about time we started looking after ourselves, particularly us people of colour, because right now the current climate got me feeling like ‘we’re all too thirsty with no way to make it rain.’”

Check out the inspirational track below:


Written & performed by Louis VI
Produced & Engineered by VMLR
Mixed by Louis VI
Mastered by Jonas Ritter

Packshot photo by Director/photographer Gerssis David (@gerssisdavid)

Press photo by Philipp Raheem (@PhilippRaheem)