Northampton’s best Slowthai (actual title Tyron Frampton) has introduced particulars of his third album Ugly, and shared the fiery new single, ‘Egocentric’.
The follow-up to 2021’s Tyron shall be launched on March third by way of Methodology Data, and has been produced by Speedy Wunderground founder Dan Carey with Kwes Darko at his South London Studio. Carey has produced all three albums by Fontaines D.C., who characteristic on Ugly’s title monitor, and in addition labored as the principle producer on Moist Leg’s eponymous debut.
Talking concerning the collaboration with the Irish band on ‘Ugly’, Slowthai mentioned: “They’re males after my very own coronary heart, they love what I do, I really like what they do. Collectively it’s superb.” Different artists who characteristic on Ugly embrace Ethan P. Flynn, Jockstrap’s Taylor Skye, Beabadoobee guitarist Jacob Bugden and drummer Liam Toon.
In an announcement, Frampton mentioned of his third creation: “The primary album was the sound of the place I’m from and the whole lot I believed I knew. The second album is what was related to me at that second in time, the current. And this album is totally me – about how I really feel and what I need to be… it’s the whole lot I’ve been main as much as.”
“It doesn’t matter what or who folks assume you might be, you’ve simply received to remain true and respect your self,” the musician continued. “I’ve UGLY tattooed on my face as a result of it’s a reminder to like myself, moderately than put myself down consistently or really feel the impression folks have of me ought to decide who I’m as an individual.”
He added: “On the finish of the day, the artwork I make is for myself, and the music I make is for myself, if I take pleasure in it then who offers a fuck. So, the best way I ought to reside my life must be with none expectations of anybody else. I feel it’s one thing that all of us want to listen to as a result of everybody wants a smile, and everybody wants a little bit of pleasure and that you must look in your self to actually really feel it as a result of nobody else can provide the actual feeling.”
‘Egocentric’ is the primary pattern of Ugly, and an abrasive punk monitor that sees Slowthai emotionally unload. When he leans into this a part of his artistry, Frampton is at his simplest, and Ugly will lastly permit this aspect of him to flourish for a full report. Moreover, it additionally confirms Slowthai isn’t a regular rapper, and he’s unwilling to limit himself to hip-hop.