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Loyle Carner Releases New Single Georgetown

Wednesday, 10 August 2022 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Jesse Crankson

Loyle Carner has released a new song, Georgetown.

Following July's single Hate, the Madlib-produced track samples Afro-Guyanese poet-playwright John Agard's poem Half-Caste, and finds the South London rapper exploring his mixed-race roots through slick delivery over a bass-driven groove. He said:

"John Agard's poem "Half-caste" had a heavy impact on me. To see someone who was older, that looked like me, sharing a reflection of a similar lived experience made me feel comfortable/proud to not fit in. It kinda gave me the permission to finally write explicitly about being mixed.

"There’s so much beauty in the gaps in-between, and in some ways this song touches on that. For me, it’s about finding this inner confidence through understanding of self, and spending time back home. It is a representation of finally feeling like one whole person instead of two halves. Also another piece of the MADloyle puzzle. More on the hard drive."

Head below to view the accompanying Machine Operated-directed video, which was shot in the titular location in Guyana, South America.

Carner's last studio album came in the form of 2019's 'Not Waving, But Drowning'.


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