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Slowthai Releases Exuberant Visual For MAZZA Ft ASAP Rocky



Towards the end of 2020 slowthai upped the dwindling good vibe of a generation by announcing details of his second album TYRON. Due for release on February 5th on Method Records, this follow up to his widely acclaimed debut ‘Nothing Great About Britain’ launched with the reflective and poignant current single ‘nhs’ – a track that gave a sombre nod to the struggles of a nation in a tumultuous year, reminding us all to be thankful for what we have when we have it and not to take anything for granted.


Fearless and fervent its bone-shaking bassline brings slowthai’s distinctive sound back into sharp focus. Cohort A$AP Rocky enhances the track with his recognisable flow - the inspiring swagger of these two trailblazing rappers back to back is seriously impressive stuff.


Now Ty & Rocky share the video for ‘MAZZA’ - a warped-out view of the two artists in separate hotel rooms’ heavy with madness, fear and paranoia. A stifling desire to f*ck things up and get mental fills the air. A need for release from being captive in a space or your own head that we can all relate to in some part right now. Directed over zoom at some ungodly hour in the UK, Rocky filmed in NYC while Ty did his thing in hometown Northampton, the video is yet another stella achievement for THE REST who have worked on multiple slowthai videos and visuals.



TYRON was formed against the backdrop of an unforgiving climate where judgement, shaming and underdeveloped and simplistic conceptions of other people are fashionable. Instead of succumbing to such simplicity, TYRON presents an artist who is unabashedly complicated and willing to explore themes of loneliness, identity, self-acceptance, and the difficulties in becoming an individual. TYRON is a melodic dive through the expansive landscape of his feelings. His ability to bear his imperfections and contradictions makes TYRON an album that is the antithesis of a culture of purity. A resistance to the rising tide of moral one-upmanship and the pervasive self-righteousness that blinds us to our own fallibility.


Tracklisting:


DISC 1

  1. 45 SMOKE

  2. CANCELLED (feat. Skepta)

  3. MAZZA (feat. A$AP Rocky)

  4. VEX

  5. WOT

  6. DEAD

  7. PLAY WITH FIRE

DISC 2

  1. i tried

  2. focus

  3. terms (feat. Dominic Fike & Denzel Curry)

  4. push (feat. Deb Never)

  5. nhs

  6. feel away (feat. James Blake & Mount Kimbie)

  7. adhd

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