It’s been a bloody hot minute since we’ve heard some solo stuff from the legend that is Briggs, but now he’s given us a banging new single called ‘Life Is Incredible.’
True to form, however, Briggs works in some important social commentary in the track, as it looks at the disparity between the mortality rate of Indigenous Australians and White Australians.
“Where Aboriginal people are faced with a life expectancy that barely matches up to what white people consider ‘Middle Aged’ – we pose the question, Is it OK to be white?,” Briggs says in a statement.
“It’s Incredible to be white! One could argue it’s advantageous, even a privilege to be white.”
While ‘Life Is Incredible’ is the first solo effort from the pioneering rapper in five years, that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been busy. He’s got his own Beats 1 radio show, had major writing credits on Matt Groening’s new show Disenchantment and released the groundbreaking Reclaim Australia album as part of duo A.B. Original.
Listen to ‘Life Is Incredible’ below.