In The Name of Man

Album: Single release only (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • "In The Name of Man" was debuted on MistaJam's BBC Radio 1 show on May 17, 2017. Ben Drew, aka Plan B, told the BBC that the song was written in the 2000s and was inspired by innocent children causalities of war.
  • Plan B told Mistajam there's no rapping on the album, because he believes the songs - which are centered around his experience becoming a father to his daughter - "felt more natural" being sung.

    "Fans will notice there isn't any rapping on this record. And that's because it just didn't feel, to me, it didn't feel natural to be rapping about this particular experience. For me, this is the best thing that ever happened to me and it made me want to sing rather than break it down in the way that I do," he said. "I've got a certain style to my rapping, I like to be very detailed, I like to tell stories to show examples or get across certain messages that I want, and you know there's only so much detail you can go into when you're talking about the every day of parenting. Changes nappies, watching kids' cartoons."

    Plan B added: "So for me it was more about talking about love and gratitude for my daughter, it's kind of a blessing being bestowed upon me, and that felt more natural to do in song form, which is why I decided to leave the rapping outside of it."

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