slowthai is showcasing his lesser-seen emotional side with the release of his sophomore album, ‘TYRON’.
Titled after his first name, ‘TYRON’ is stylized as a two-part album that demonstrates both sides of slowthai‘s musical persona. The bold, brash, and raucous energy presented in the first half turns inward at “i tried” to take a stabbing approach to self-accountability and reflection as slowthai seeks forgiveness and reconciliation with his faults.
A sharp and powerful “how you gonna cancel me?” on “CANCELLED” demonstrates how outspoken and unafraid to spark controversy slowthai is, interrogating those behind the waves of cancel culture that infiltrate internet discourse. Summed up by its hook, “no matter what, they get my words twisted,” “terms” serves as a dispirited acceptance of how easily words are constantly misinterpreted and speaks to the figurative microscope those with notoriety are examined through.
The English rapper also boasts a diverse list of collaborations from singer-songwriters to R&B and hip hop artists, including Dominic Fike, A$AP Rocky, Denzel Curry, James Blake, and Deb Never.