22-year-old, South Londoner Loyle Carner unveils the video for new single ‘The Isle Of Arran‘, directed by Georgia Hudson. The moving video is a portrait of the struggles surrounding young fatherhood, a subject not often discussed however in light of the growth in men’s mental health, this is a topic which needs to be more widely recognised.
“A lot of my boys haven’t had the best relationships with their pops, but it’s getting to the point where some of them are becoming fathers themselves. With this video, I just wanted to celebrate the ones who are doing right and sticking around, because slowly they’re shedding the stereotype.”
‘The Isle Of Arran‘ 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. The track was premiered on Annie Mac‘s BBC Radio 1 show and was hailed her Hottest Record In The World. Loyle recently announced his highly anticipated debut album Yesterday’s Gone will be released on the 20th January through burgeoning label AMF Records.
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. Having shared stages with the likes of Nas, Joey Badass and Kate Tempest on sold out international tours, Loyle has announced two nights at Shepherd’s Bush Empire and has confirmed further UK headline dates.