- 20 Apr 23
Take a look at the new video for the track – which samples Lisa O'Neill and Radie Peat – below.
Following the release of his latest single, 'Irish X2', back on St Patrick's Day, Selló has returned with a hard-hitting new video for the track.
Directed by OVIE, the video was posted on the popular UK rap platform GRM Daily's YouTube channel last night.
Taking to Instagram, Selló said that the single was inspired by the conversations he had after performing in the Netherlands – as he tried to explain to the people he met over there that he can be "Irish and Black at the same time..."
"The same way there's the Black British [and] the Black French there is the Black Irish," he continued. "As guys we spoke about all sorts from girls, to police, to racism, to street culture, and sharing common stories...
"This track is made for the brothers outside Ireland and all over the world that can't comprehend that there is Black people in Ireland and we make music to... that isn't Pop or Country but RAP lol"
'Irish X2' – Selló's first taste of new solo music since the release of his acclaimed debut mixtape, SellóTape, in October – samples Lisa O'Neill and Radie Peat's rendition of the folk song 'The Factory Girl', which featured on Lisa's 2018 album Heard a Long Gone Song.
The track finds the Clondalkin rapper once again teaming up with producer AyoMax, following their success with SellóTape – which featured creative samples of Sinéad O’Connor singing ‘Paddy’s Lament’, Radie Peat singing ‘Dark Horse On The Wind’, and Mary Kate McDonagh singing ‘The Tri-Coloured House.
“People have started seeing that what we’re doing is revolutionising drill music,” Selló told Hot Press last year. “We’re creating something that’s never been seen before. We call it Gaelic Drill. Me and Max actually wanted to call it Ceol, but obviously Americans would say ‘Key-Ole’ or ‘Cowl’ or something. They’d ruin the name! So we said, ‘Let’s not’ – because I get really sensitive about stuff like that…”
Read the full interview here.
The release is the latest in a string of major milestones for the rapper, following a nomination for Irish Artist of the Year at the Choice Music Prize. He also made Irish chart history back in October, by becoming the first drill artist to break into the Top 10 on the Official Irish Albums Chart.
Watch the video for 'Irish x2' below: