The song now has a suitably chaotic new video, in which slowthai gets into an altercation with a particularly aggressive bouncer.
Talking about the track, slowthai says: “I was at some yard in Chelsea after a night out and I saw 4.5 million pound paintings hanging on the wall and it made me sick… I went to the studio the next day and wrote Doorman. Doorman, let me in the door.”
“slowthai is the embodiment of subversive and punk energy in UK rap,” Mura Masa - aka Alex Crossan - adds. “We knew we wanted to make something with a DIY, rebellious energy together, so we banged Doorman together in a few hours, kept all the original takes and let it be what it is. It’s a record that challenges ideas about what rap can be, which I think the scene needs more of. I love it.”
Watch the ‘Doorman’ video and view his upcoming tour dates below.
18 Brussels, Beursschouwburg
20 Amsterdam, Garage Noord
21 Berlin, Prince Charles
22 Warsaw, Hydrozagadka
24 Paris, Le Trabendo
26 Glasgow, SWG3 Warehouse
27 Birmingham, O2 Institute
28 Manchester, O2 Ritz
29 Bristol, SWX
31 Brighton, Concorde 2
01 London, York Hall
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