British rapper Slowthai is following his 2019 album ‘Nothing Great About Britain’ with a number of tracks from his forthcoming sophomore release. This includes new song ‘NHS’, premiering yesterday, 19th November.
The artist posted to Twitter with a letter to fans, which began, “thank you to all of you that have and continue to support me and my music up until now.” He also posted in a separate Tweet that the song is written as “a reminder to always appreciate what you have whilst you have it,” saying, “be happy and make do with what you have.”
my new single ‘nhs’ is out now. i wrote this track as a reminder to always appreciate what you have whilst you have it. be happy and make do with what you have. things could always be better but things could also be worse. thank you for everything https://t.co/mBIky60NKb pic.twitter.com/8jgghn8C9S
— TYRON (@slowthai) November 19, 2020
Sonically, ‘NHS’ is mellow with meaningful lyrics such as “What’s a flight without turbulence? A life without circumstance? Boxing without another stance? Country with no coat of arms?”. Slowthai’s music video is centred around the effects of Covid-19, showing people queueing outside a supermarket and the rapper standing atop a tower of loo roll, and it already has 95,000 views.
The single is the latest release from his new album ‘TYRON’, due 5th February 2021, which Slowthai also announced yesterday. Titled after his real name, Tyron Frampton, he has said that he hopes “this album can be the light if you’re in the dark, and to know you’re not alone,” as he told followers, “it’s okay to be yourself, fuck everything else. learn, grow, aim to be better than you were yesterday.”
So far two other songs have been heard from the 2-disc LP: ‘ENEMY’ and ‘feel away’, both of which were met with a great reception. ‘TYRON’ will feature the likes of A$AP Rocky, Skepta, James Blake, and more. Find the full track-list below.
1. 45 SMOKE
2. CANCELLED (feat. Skepta)
3. MAZZA (feat. A$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)