Aristocrats by Raleigh Ritchie
I’m wholly in love with Raleigh Ritchie. I was introduced to his music last year and most of the songs that I’ve listened to him have been gems. His latest single, “Aristocrats,” is my latest obsession.
It’s not just the song itself (which is amazing!) but the music video. The costume design in this is stunning with black actors in glorious period costumes that highlight major eras in British history. There’s also interesting uses of symbols like the Union Jack behind the cast that have me contemplating themes with every re-watch.
I don’t even know if I know my own mind
I don’t even know if I’m on my own time
I don’t even know if I know what’s right for me,
I’m tongue-tied, brain fried
I’ve sacrificed my whole life
I don’t think you realise but you are in my insides
My brain hurts and it ain’t worth it
I’ll keep hurting, I’ll keep working
I’ll go high when you go low
And I’ll get by, you’ll never know