slowthai announces new album ‘TYRON’ ft. Skepta, A$AP Rocky, Denzel Curry, shares new song
UK rapper slowthai has spent all of 2020 following his instant-classic 2019 debut album Nothing Great About Britain with a series of new singles (and guest appearances on Gorillaz and Disclosure songs), and now he has announced his sophomore album, TYRON, due February 5 via Method/AWGE/Interscope (pre-order). It only includes one of his recent singles ("feel away" ft. James Blake & Mount Kimbie), plus 13 other new ones that feature guest appearances by Skepta, A$AP Rocky, Denzel Curry, Deb Never, and Dominic Fike.
According to a press release, the album is split into two distinct halves, one that embraces the "classic hubris, machismo, and braggadocio typical of rap music" and one that shows off a more pensive side. Along with the announcement comes second single "nhs," which -- like "feel away" -- comes from that more pensive half. It is indeed a softer, more sentimental song for slowthai's standards, and it's just as instantly-satisfying as his bangers. Listen and watch the video (directed by longtime slowthai collaborators The Rest) below.
1. 45 SMOKE
2. CANCELLED (feat. Skepta)
3. MAZZA (feat. A$AP Rocky)
7. PLAY WITH FIRE
1. i tried
3. terms (feat. Dominic Fike & Denzel Curry)
4. push (feat. Deb Never)
6. feel away (feat. James Blake & Mount Kimbie)
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