slowthai shares new song & video “ENEMY”

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“a hardcore spirit”

“bold, theatrical and macabre”
The Guardian

“The New Face of British Punk”

“he doesn’t sound like anyone else in music right now”

“the Most Exciting — and Excitable — New UK Rapper”

Late last night, British rapper slowthai surprised fans by sharing a new track and accompanying visual. “ENEMY” is a seething two minute cut produced by the Northampton rapper himself alongside frequent collaborators SAMO and Kwes Darko. The track comes with a manic video directed by The REST that finds a hyperactive slowthai spitting bars through a night vision lens.

“ENEMY” marks slowthai’s first release of 2020 following a successful breakout year that cemented him as an undeniable talent and one of the most singular voices working today. His debut album, Nothing Great About Britain, was called “a damning critique of the all-consuming nature of Brexit” by The New York Times and became a vital cultural document that led slowthai to become a voice for the disenfranchised youth.To that end, the polarizing rapper ran a billboard campaign around London with discouraging facts about Britain and its government. He also arrived with a fake severed head of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to the 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize award ceremony in September, where NGAB was nominated for album of the year.

Nothing Great About Britain was also named one of the best albums of last year by Pitchfork, NPR, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound and more, and slowthai was profiled in The New York Times, Vulture, Billboard and Interview Magazine. He also made his late night television debut with Mura Masa on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, toured North America with BROCKHAMPTON and sold-out his own headlining US tour, which included a stop at Tyler, the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival.

Continuing to prove himself as an adept collaborator, slowthai joined forces over the past year with the likes of Denzel Curry (“PSYCHO”), The Gorillaz (“Momentary Bliss”), Take A Daytrip (“Lighthouse” feat. Rico Nasty and ICECOLDBISHOP), and Mura Masa (“Deal Wiv It”); and was featured on BROCKHAMPTON’s “HEAVEN BELONGS TO YOU” and Tyler, the Creator’s “WHAT’S GOOD.”

Watch and listen to “ENEMY” above and stay tuned for more from slowthai coming soon.


“ENEMY” track art

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