London-based lyricist Loyle Carner releases his new single “Hate,” taking a departure from anything he’s done before sonically, and a stunning taste of everything that’s to come in the future. Directed by Greg Hackett, the accompanying visuals perfectly distill the message of the track.
“One of the few songs made from a hateful place. I was angry at the world, frightened, and overwhelmed. It’s unfiltered. Really just a stream of consciousness that builds to an understanding that hate is rooted in fear. It reminds me of times the red mist takes over, and how alone you feel when the rest mist passes,” the musician shares. “Arrogant and self-righteous but at the same time vulnerable and somber. I listen to this one in my car, at night. Especially after an argument when you need to get space and take a breath.”
“Hate” arrives as his first solo record since 2020’s “Yesterday” and subsequently his collaboration with Erick the Architect and FARR dubbed “Let It Go.” Prior to that, he dropped his 2019 album Not Waving, But Drowning, which served as a critically and commercially successful UK Top 3 release. This new single signals that another project could possibly be in the works with more music to come for certain.
Listen to Loyle Carner’s “Hate” below.
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