As he prepares to drop his ace new LP, Origin, Antipodean songsmith Jordan Rakei chats about baring his soul, switching up his sound and digging spreadsheets in the studio...
‘We don’t intend to make statements for anybody else but ourselves, but that always seems to make a statement,’ says Young Fathers’ Graham 'G' Hastings.
‘I’ve always paid attention to songwriting and I’ve always wanted to contribute really great music. I think it always starts with the pen,’ says Best Contemporary Song nominee Kojey Radical.
‘He may not know it, but I am his number one fan,’ says Wiley of his former friend Dizzee Rascal.
Pop songs are one minute and 13 seconds shorter on average than they were 20 years ago. Are algorithms to blame?
‘This next track I’m about to drop, bro, we’re taking it there, over that threshold,’ teases rising star Izzie Gibb.
We caught up with the affable emcee at The Great Escape the other day to chat collabs and songwriting camps, and hear why he’s running ‘in full gear’ right now…
‘I’d been holding it in for all this time, and I had a lot to say. That’s why I got back into music to help others who are going through the same shit as me,’ says rapper Anon.
‘I think the substance is outweighing the general feeling of just turning up.’ Says 2019 Ivor Novello Award nominee Ghetts.
The 12th Edition of Record Store Day (RSD) takes place this Saturday (13 April), and we’ve highlighted some of the best releases on offer this year…