Hackney-born rapper Professor Green‘s newest single “Photographs” is a solemn, reflective song that aims to share real-life stories regarding memories from the past. Produced by Fraser T Smith, TMS and Chris Loco, co-written with Emeli Warren and featuring the vocals from the inimitable Rag’n’Bone Man, Green takes the listener down memory lane as he talks about loved ones who unfortunately aren’t here today. The pictures he paints are vivid, heartfelt and will ultimately get the listener to cherish the memories he or she has left.
Around the release of “Photographs” ProfessorGreencalled on fans to share photographs of loved ones they had lost and the stories behind these photographs with the accompanying hashtag #wishthatitookmorephotographsofus. The response was overwhelming and some of those fans who shared their photographs and stories, (Yvette, Fiona, Meg), feature in the Simon Emmett directed music video alongside Professor Green, Rag‘n’Bone Man and Green’s grandmother, Nanny Pat. With the reception to ‘Photographs’ highlighting a need for this kind of dialogue around grief, Professor Green, alongside Cruse Bereavement Care, has launched a petition on Change.org calling on the government to nationally institute a National Grief Awareness Day. A day on which people can publicly mourn and celebrate their lost loved ones, call for more education about grief and promote a proper engagement with the effects of grieving.