The music video, directed by Femi Ladi, opens with Salieu rapping to camera in black-and-white while various interactions happen around him. As Mahalia steps in to deliver her verse halfway through, the video turns to colour.
Watch the ‘Energy’ music video below:
‘Energy’ is the closing track to Pa Salieu’s debut mixtape, ‘Send Them To Coventry’, which arrived last Friday (November 13).
In a four-star review, NME said the mixtape confirms him as UK’s next big rapper, saying, “‘Send Them To Coventry’ promises that Salieu is unbelievably gifted with a ceiling nowhere in sight.
“He carries the entire mixtape with his singular voice oscillating between conventional rap flows, dancehall toasts and ice-cold venomous lyrics.”
In an interview with NME earlier this year, Salieu spoke about what he hopes to achieve for himself with his music.
“I’m not coming from a good life,” he said.
“But my music will have [a] very big meaning… I see a better life for me and my family now. I can see that life can change now, I don’t feel so trapped. I can see the view over the horizon.”