Loyle said about the video: “A lot of my boys haven’t had the best relationships with their pops, but it’s getting to the point where some of them are becoming fathers themselves. With this video, I just wanted to celebrate the ones who are doing right and sticking around, because slowly they’re shedding the stereotype.”
‘The Isle Of Arran‘ sounds a little like early Kanye – with its pitched-up gospel sample, a chorus of rhythmic claps propelling the tune along and lyrics marked by relatability, honesty, self-depreciation, themes of responsibility and family. ‘The Isle Of Arran’ was premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show and was hailed her Hottest Record In The World.
Loyle recently announced his highly anticipated debut album ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ will be released 20th January through burgeoning label AMF Records.
Loyle’s insight, erudition and poetic intensity have earned him the respect of all the right people: die-hard hip-hop fans, industry insiders and most importantly, his peers. ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ is planted at an intersection between the boom-bap of East Coast hip-hop, jazz-inflected portraits of South London, and soulful laid back pop. There’s a bedrock of honest and raw sentimentality running through ‘Yesterday’s Gone’.