Loyle Carner captured the attention of Everything Is Noise last year with his impressive debut full-length, Yesterday’s Gone. His vulnerable, poetic flow was paired perfectly with smooth R’n’B/jazz inspired beats. Now, the UK rapper is back with more music in the form of single release “Ottolenghi”. Check out the official music video below:
In addition to being new music from Carner, “Ottolenghi” is notable for its featured artist: Jordan Rakei. Rakei released Wallflower, an entrancing mix of R’n’B and jazz, last year. That record made it onto our 2017 AOTY list! As such, we were understandably excited to hear these two incredibly talented musicians collaborate on a track.
Just after releasing “Ottolenghi”, Carner announced a spring 2019 tour across Ireland, Scotland, and England. Dates are as follows:
April 27 – The Grand Social, Dublin, Ireland
April 28 – The Caves, Edinburgh, Scotland
April 30 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, England
May 1 – Band on the Wall (early), Manchester, England
May 1 – Band on the Wall (late), Manchester, England
May 3 – Concorde 2, Brighton, England
May 4 – Trinity, Bristol, England
May 7 – Roundhouse, London, England
Ticket pre-sales begin on Wednesday, and tickets go on sale Friday. You can sign up to Carner’s mailing list on his website, follow the artist on Facebook, and stream his new single on whatever platform you desire here.