Released January 20th 2017
on AMF Records / Caroline Australia
NEW SINGLE ‘THE ISLE OF ARRAN’ ADDED TO TRIPLE J FULL ROTATION LAST WEEK
22-year-old, South Londoner Loyle Carner announces his highly anticipated debut album ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ will be released 20th January through burgeoning label AMF Records / Caroline Australia. Lead single ‘The Isle Of Arran’ was premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show and was hailed her Hottest Record In The World followed by a first play at triple j on 2016 with Richard Kingsmill. Fans can receive ‘The Isle Of Arran’, ‘Ain’t Nothing Changed’, ‘Florence’, ‘Stars & Shards’ and ‘No CD’ when they preorder ‘Yesterday’s Gone’.
Loyle’s insight, erudition and poetic intensity have earned him the respect of all the right people: die-hard hip-hop fans, industry insiders and most importantly, his peers. ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ is planted at an intersection between the boom-bap of East Coast hip-hop, jazz-inflected portraits of South London, and soulful laid back pop. There’s a bedrock of honest and raw sentimentality running through ‘Yesterday’s Gone’.
Album opener ‘The Isle Of Arran’ which was added to triple j high rotation this week, sounds a little like early Kanye – with its pitched-up gospel sample, a chorus of rhythmic claps propelling the tune along and lyrics marked by relatability, honesty, self-depreciation, themes of responsibility and family, it hits the ground running and sets the tone for the whole album.
Over the last 12 months Loyle has released a stream of insightful and erudite tracks to critical acclaim including his debut ‘A Little Late’ EP and singles ‘Aint Nothing Changed’ and ‘Stars and Shards’ which were added to the BBC Radio 1 ‘In New Music We Trust’. Stars and Shards also received an add on Triple J – praising Loyle for his Style, Richard Kingsmill gave the song it’s first play on his new music show ‘2016’. Carner also made the esteemed BBC Music Sound of 2016 long list; the annual industry poll tipping a selection of artists destined for big things as well as collaborating on tracks with Kiko Bun, Cadenza, Tom Misch and Kate Tempest.
Earlier this year Loyle Carner set up a charity project with GOMA Collective. Together they created a cookery school for 14-16 year old children living with ADHD. For more information about this please see here.