Grime star Skepta has sent fans into a frenzy, earlier yesterday (April 28), with the announcement that he will be releasing a brand new album, ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’, on the 31st of May 2019. The 40-year-old, North-London, Grime artist took to his social media channels to announce his new album, ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’, along with the albums artwork.
Skepta has now shared details of an upcoming full-length album, ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’, which is set for release, on the 31st of May 2019, and will feature 13 as-yet-untitled tracks. The announcement of the upcoming album, ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’, follows the release of the Grime artists previously released Mercury Prize-winning fourth LP, ‘Konnichiwa’, in 2016, which he followed by 2017’s six-track EP, ‘Vicious’.
Taking to Instagram, Skepta, alongside the album cover, wrote: “NEW SKEPTA ALBUM #IGNORANCEisBLISS OUT MAY 31ST – Artwork shot by @haiimmanu @FLIR thank you Metallic mgmt for bringing my ideas to Life. Pre-order the album now. Link in my bio. (sic)”
Along with the announcement of the album, the rapper – who is often labelled The Godfather of Grime – took the time to thank his team for helping him bring his “ideas to life.”
In a post earlier this month, Skepta revealed that the 13-track album was originally supposed to be titled, ‘SkLEVEL’, but the rapper – whose real name is Joseph Junior Adenuga – changed his mind last year. He has also told fans that he has “been working hard” and is “more focused than ever”, as he worked on new material.
Again taking to social media, Skepta, said: “A message to say I love you all, I’ve been working hard and I’m more focused than ever. Changed my album title cos #SkLEVEL is a 2018 pattern. New year, new name. @slowthai album first tho.. see you soon – Skep (sic)”
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A message to say I love you all, I’ve been working hard and I’m more focused than ever. Changed my album title cos #SkLEVEL is a 2018 pattern. New year, new name. @slowthai album first tho.. see you soon – Skep
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Meanwhile, the announcement comes as Skepta is set to perform at this summer’s EXIT Festival. It will see a string of today’s biggest artists heading to Serbia, for the festival, which will also see the like of The Cure, Greta Van Fleet, and many more across four-days, this July.