Slowthai has dropped a brand new song, “Thoughts”, and its accompanying video, which you can check out below.
The Northampton rapper celebrates his 26th birthday today, December 18, and he released the track just after midnight.
However, “Thoughts, which was produced by JD. Reid, is not included on Slowthai’s upcoming new album TYRON, which is set for release on February 5, 2021 via Method Records.
Slowthai announced TYRON last month, confirming that it will feature such guests as Skepta, A$AP Rocky and Dominic Fike. The rapper said that the album was “created during a difficult time in my life”.
“I am far from perfect, but I’ve learnt a lot about myself while creating this album and I will continue to grow into a better person for myself and aim to be a reflection of what I want to see in this world.
“I hope this album can be the light if you’re in the dark, and to know that you’re not alone,” he added. “It’s OK to be yourself, f_k everything else. Learn, grow, aim to better than you were yesterday.”
Speaking to Apple Music last month, Slowthai revealed that Skepta helped him through a difficult period earlier this year.
Speaking on The Matt Wilkinson Show on Apple Music, he said: “Because everything was so crazy. I’d just been in a dark place and just doing too much stuff I shouldn’t be doing and like I was spiralling, but I was just in a rut of doing the same s_t. I wasn’t thinking, right. It was just trying [to] see through the next day and carry on.
He then went on to discuss how Skepta helped him through his mental health struggles.
“I was just going even more into the rabbit hole. I was like f_k everyone the other side. Not in a good place and Skep was like, he could see me going through it. And he was just like, ‘Yo man, come on, this isn’t you, this isn’t your defining moment. This is a blip. Don’t let it bring you into this.’”
TYRON is out on February 5 and can be pre-ordered here.