Take a breather, BTS. Bye-bye, Miami Boys Choir. There’s a brand new boy band on the town, and it’s made up of three outdated British males doing U.Okay. drill rap in regards to the regrets and disappointments of their troubled lives. On September 15, a mysterious music video appeared on YouTube with the caption, “Norman and Patrick have made a music.” It’s known as “Celebration Time,” besides within the music video itself it’s known as “Northern Boy.” No matter it’s known as, it’s a licensed banger (and mash). Within the video, the Northern Boys are on a muddy dust street delivering disarmingly frank, humorous lyrics about intercourse, medication, partying, and the crippling mental-health points stemming from repressed white English masculinity. Oh, and it’s set to a karaoke observe of “American Boy.” Enjoyable!
This may all be commonplace challenge rappin’ granny gimmickry if Norman and Patrick didn’t have bars, however each line is extra shocking than the final. Their stream is aggressively assured and completely sad-sack on the identical time. However who’re these Northern Boys? Norman Ache is a self-described “rrrratchet man” and “ugly mole” who’s “not used to those type of mental-health points, I simply wanna dwell in a church and discover peace upon me mind!” Patrick Karneigh Jr. is “a unclean wretched man” whose spouse makes him sleep exterior. And Kevin (no final identify) is a chiller who’s simply there to carry good vibes and do easy choreo together with his boys.
Whereas to some this would possibly seem to have sprung out of nowhere, each Pain and Karneigh Jr. have appeared on Pete & Bas tracks, one other duo that got here onto the rap scene in 2017 who BBC has known as “the grandfathers of U.K. drill” as a result of they solely obtained began of their 70s. Hopefully these guys are simply getting began, too, as a result of we don’t need “Celebration Time” to finish. We’re gonna want the total mixtape to make this season a real Northern Boy autumn.