now and Then occurs, a voice that on the surface is modest but there for hiding something much more. Wearing a kind of prophetic tone precisely because of its lågmäldhet. And invite without forcing themselves on anyone.
Loyle Carner is one such. The tjugofyraåriga uk rapper, already nominated for the Mercurypriset, has an astonishing ability to see the big in the small. That when he notice that a girl with tears in her eyes, asks her mother if the sun has been in the cloud forever, and floats away in a daydream about who she will grow up to be. Or when he celebrates his favoritkock and turning it into a story about the lack of male role models.
”Not waving, but drowning” is filled with such stories, all in the spoken word style over the soft jazzy beats. Vulnerable, optimistic and rooted in a deeper vision.
Best track: Loose endsLink to the spotify
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