After some early 2021 teasing and some questionable music videos, British sensation Slowthai has released his latest album TYRON.
The 14-track project features some UK neighbors like Skepta. Unlikely good combinations with Dominic Fike and Denzel Curry were nice surprises as well. Currently, TYRON is the most streamed and physically purchased album on the charts. The Northampton native has been on a steady incline since the debut of his 2019 album: Nothing Great About Britain.
As a standout for his unique “rapping” flow and sporadic appearance, the musician born Tyron Kaymone Framptonnis proving to be more than just a gimmick. The artist takes his concepts to another level with the first half of the album being in all caps and having upbeat melodies. While the second half on the album is titled lowercase with softer songs.
The 26-year old MC screams themes of rebellion, anger at the system, and the bliss of life in his music. Although he may not make a huge splash here, across the sea he helps speak for an entire generation. Slowthai’s NGAB focused more on the external corruption of society and the problems in his community. On TYRON, he gets a lot more introspective, highlighting the good and bad characteristics slowthai has grown into.
His syllable-splattering flow maintains urgency throughout gritty European beats provided by Long-time collaborators Kwes Darko and SAMO. From disarming acoustic melodies to mosh-pit anthems, slowthai shows a small peek into his brain and why he is in a lane of his own.
The virtual campaign is just getting started, and slowthai has released the music video for “VEX”.A hectic British drill banger has some bars from the brit on top of the fast pace bassline. Slowthai’s video is creepy to say the least, but what else is should we expect from his unique and chaotic energy.