New single ‘One Eye On The Door’ was produced by Diztortion and premiered on the Radio 1 breakfast show last week. It sees a return to candid lyrical form for Professor Green, recounting the tragicomic events that occur during a relationship and the excuses and recriminations that follow.
The video for ‘One Eye On The Door’ tells the story of Green on a ‘messy’ night out with mates at a squat party. Out later than he should be, his conscience – which is depicted by a ghoulish apparition in a female form – is telling him to head home, but he keeps ignoring it. The more he ignores it, the more it haunts him.
Featuring Professor Green’s real-life friends – IQ, Dream McLean, Damian Brambley and Memet Mustard to name a few – he says of the video “I thought the only way to depict a convincing party in the video, was to have a party. So I invited my mates along to the shoot. Luckily the camera men didn’t drink as much as we did…”
‘One Eye On The Door’ is the tenth Professor Green music video directed by long term collaborator Henry Schofield, who also directed ‘Upper Clapton Dance’, ‘Jungle’ and ‘Read All About It’.
Firmly established as one of the crossover superstars of British music, the Hackney born and raised rapper started out as a revered battle MC before landing a record deal in 2009. Seven years later he now has under his belt two Top 3 albums and over 2.5 million combined sales in the UK alone, alongside four headline tours and numerous main stage festival performances (from Glastonbury to Wireless).
Over the past year Professor Green (aka Stephen Manderson) has presented three critically acclaimed BBC documentaries, published his autobiography ‘Lucky’ and continued his ongoing work as Patron of anti-suicide charity CALM.