Better Know a Stoner Song – “I Saw” by Young Fathers

Young Fathers is a Scottish alternative hip hop and pop group formed in Edinburgh in 2008. The trio consists of Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole, and Graham ‘G’ Hastings. Known for their genre-blending sound that incorporates elements of hip hop, pop, and electronic music, Young Fathers gained widespread recognition for their unique style and experimental approach.

They first gained attention with their mixtapes and EPs, eventually leading to the release of their debut album, “Dead,” in 2014, which won the Mercury Prize for Album of the Year. The band continued to explore innovative sonic landscapes with subsequent releases, such as “White Men Are Black Men Too” (2015) and “Cocoa Sugar” (2018). “I Saw” is a notable track from their discography, showcasing their ability to create thought-provoking and emotionally charged music.

Young Fathers’ music often delves into social and political themes, contributing to their reputation as a boundary-pushing and socially conscious musical act.

With scars on your breast / And a star for a heart / A shield for a window / A roof overhead / On the power of drugs / Heavy as lead / They know what they want / They say what they want / They bleed how they want / It's nobody's fault

The musicians Young Fathers on stage at Climate Pledge Arena, in Seattle.
Young Fathers
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