slowthai Announces New Album ‘UGLY’, Shares New Single ‘Selfish’

    slowthai has announced his third album, UGLY. The follow-up to 2021’s TYRON comes out March 3 via Method Records. To accompany the announcement, the rapper has today shared the new single ‘Selfish’. Check it out and find the album’s cover art and tracklist below.

    “The first album was the sound of where I’m from and everything I thought I knew,” slowthai commented in a press release. “The second album is what was relevant to me at that moment in time, the present. And this album is completely me — about how I feel and what I want to be… it’s everything I’ve been leading up to.”

    UGLY was produced by Dan Carey at his home studio in South London with frequent collaborator Kwes Darko. It features contributions from Ethan P. Flynn, Fontaines D.C., Jockstrap’s Taylor Skye, beabadoobee guitarist Jacob Bugden, and drummer Liam Toon. “This album was me trying to emulate the spirit of the brotherhood ethos that bands have. Music is about the feeling and emotion that goes into it,” slowthai said. “Like an artist making a painting, it’s the expression of that moment in time. I really felt like I didn’t want to rap, whereas before, rap was the only way I could express myself with the tools I had. Now that I have more freedom to create and do more, why wouldn’t we change it up?”

    “It doesn’t matter what or who people think you are, you’ve just got to stay true and respect yourself,” he added. “I have UGLY tattooed on my face because it’s a reminder to love myself, rather than put myself down constantly or feel the impression people have of me should determine who I am as a person. At the end of the day, the art I make is for myself, and the music I make is for myself, if I enjoy it then who gives a fuck. So, the way I should live my life should be without any expectations of anyone else. I think it’s something that we all need to hear because everyone needs a smile, and everyone needs a bit of joy and you need to look in yourself to really feel it because no one else can give you the real feeling.”

    UGLY Cover Artwork:

    UGLY Tracklist:

    1. Yum
    2. Selfish
    3. Sooner
    4. Feel Good
    5. Never Again
    6. Fuck It Puppet
    7. HAPPY
    8. UGLY
    9. Falling
    10. Wotz funny
    11. Tourniquet
    12. 25% Club

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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