Matthew James Colwell, best known as Aussie rap vanguard 360, has unveiled On A Planet No One Knows, the song that made headlines late last year, after the confrontational rapper premiered it at Brisbane’s Sprung hip-hop festival, with a preamble that took racist Australians to task, saying, “There’s a lot of racist c-nts in this country. I don’t know if people are proud to admit it, or what – but there is.”
“Felt right to upload this new song around australia day [sic],” tweeted Colwell. The video, which features some of history’s most famous classical artworks coming to life, is set to the sound of a light, sputtering beat, alternating piano keys, and elegiac vocals, while Colwell raps about his view of the racial landscape in Australia and recounts his personal experiences with racism.
“I don’t want to have fans that are racist pigs”, Colwell emphatically states. The song also features a spoken word sample of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and Firefly creator Joss Whedon giving a speech on gender equality. The song is the latest cut from Colwell’s new album, Utopia, which also features the highly-anticipated collaboration with Daniel Johns, Impossible.