Words: Dylan Murphy
Tune in to the first new solo single from the rapper since 2020.
It’s always a good day when Loyle Carner releases. It’s been a minute since he’s been in a regular release cycle, but he’s returned with a new video and single titled ‘Hate‘ to satisfy listeners who have been waiting since 2020 for new solo material.
In a slight left turn, the UK MC roams across a beat produced by kwes., Earl Saga and Nick Mills in a notably more claustrophobic stream of consciousness. The accompanying video, shot by Loyle and Greg Hackett shows the Mercury Prize-nominated rapper venting his frustrations from the front seat of his car highlighting even game’s most composed acts need to blow off steam every once in a while.
Speaking on the new track, Loyle Carner says, “One of the few songs made from a hateful place. I was angry at the world, frightened and overwhelmed. It’s unfiltered. Really just a stream of consciousness that builds to an understanding that hate is rooted in fear. It reminds me of times the red mist takes over, and how alone you feel when the rest mist passes. Arrogant and self-righteous but at the same time vulnerable and somber. I listen to this one in my car, at night. Especially after an argument when you need to get space and take a breath.”
Since the release of his 2019 sophomore album Not Waving But Drowning, the rapper has released ‘Yesterday’, a collaboration with Madlib and featured on Erick Ark Elliot of Flatbush Zombies’ single ‘Let It Go’.
Watch the video for ‘Hate’ below:
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