Riz Ahmed drops stirring spoken-word piece 'I Miss You'
Author: Daniel David | Thursday 22nd October 2020
Riz Ahmed has had a really busy year. Releasing his new album 'The Long Goodbye' back in March, along with 2 different films being released soon 'The Sound of Metal' and 'Mogul Mowgli.'
But last night he released a poignant piece of the spoken word. The first verse is a dedication to his mum, the second verse is a dedication to London and the last verse his uncle who passed away due to Covid-19. While the first 3 verses are quiet and composed, Riz's flow and voice build towards the end as he aims shots at the government with lines like
'Grenfell still burns, and the sky's still scarred, and Boris if it wasn't for the immigrant staff the NHS would break and you'd be fucking dead on your arse, saved by the same people you say you don't want,'
and 'we're taking back what you owe, take back control from these pricks, your lives cost our lives they took parents from kids, from the colonies to Covid it's a very long list'
This is an evocative piece of the spoken word. Check it out below: