“Black like the key on the piano, white like the key on the piano,” Loyle says. “John Agard’s poem ‘Half-caste’ had a heavy impact on me. To see someone who was older, that looked like me, sharing a reflection of a similar lived experience made me feel comfortable/proud to not fit in. It kinda gave me the permission to finally write explicitly about being mixed. There’s so much beauty in the gaps in-between, and in some ways this song touches on that. For me, it’s about finding this inner confidence through understanding of self, and spending time back home. It is a representation of finally feeling like one whole person instead of two halves. Also another piece of the MADloyle puzzle. More on the hard drive.”
Check out ‘Georgetown’ below.
Loyle Carner - hugo
While it feels like we’re still waiting on a total knockout from him, ‘hugo’ suggests he’s verging ever closer.
Album ‘hugo’ is released next month.
He’s heading out on the road early next year.
The album features artists including Wesley Joseph, Madlib, JNR Williams and Olivia Dean.