Loyle Carner

Not Waving, But Drowning

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Not Waving, But Drowning’ follows Loyle’s BRIT (Best Male, Best Newcomer) and Mercury Prize nominated, top 20 debut ‘Yesterday’s Gone’. The bedrock of honest and raw sentimentality that you heard on ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ left an inextinguishable mark on music in general and UK Hip Hop in particular, standing out as an ageless, bulletproof debut.

‘Not Waving, But Drowning’, Loyle’s new album, gives yet more evidence - as if it were needed - of his razor-sharp flow and his unique storytelling ability. Yes, he can rap, but he allies that with the sensitivity of a poet, the observational skills of a novelist, and warmth of your best friend. The album opens with ‘Dear Jean’, a letter to his mother in which he’s telling her that he has found the love of his life, “a woman from the skies”, and he’s moving out.


Millie says: Loyle Carner’s poetic and distinctive rap makes him stand out from the crowd by miles, consistently making innovative music. His ability to weave in touching narratives and heartfelt open letters are captured perfectly on ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’, a truly beautiful and awe inspiring listen from start to finish.


Dear John
Angel Artist Ft. Tom Misch
Ice Water
Ottolenghi Ft. Jordan Rakei
You Don’t Know Ft. Rebel Kleff & Kiko Bun
It’s Coming Home
Desoleil (Brilliant Corners) Ft. Sampha
Loose Ends Ft. Jorja Smith
Not Waving, But Drowning
Sail Away Freestyle
Looking Back
Dear Ben

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