M.T. Hadley Reveals Debut Album 'Empty' & Drops New Single "Private Eye"

After catching Frank Ocean’s attention in 2016.

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After releasing his first single last month, London-based M.T. Hadley has announced the release of his debut album, Empty, commemorating the news by sharing the project’s second single, “Private Eye.”

“Private Eye” follows the story of a detective who falls in love with the woman he is supposed to be trailing, touching on ideas of jealousy and desire. The video, made with Jacek Zmarz, shows a man’s conversation with a detective he has come to in order to find the person he has lost as the track plays in the background. The man states, “I will surely die if you don’t find them,” while the detective sits unfazed, listening to the man’s frantic cries for help. Depicting loss in a humorous yet tragic way, Hadley reveals his search for those he has lost but can never find again. Hadley says that “Empty is how people often feel” and hopes that his album will allow people to delve deeply into that emotion.

In 2016, Hadley released “Janet,” a song written a year after the death of his mother. Frank Ocean aired it on his program blonded RADIO shortly after. Since then, Hadley has worked with Tobias Jesso Jr., Nilüfer Yanya, Metronomy, and members of Jai Paul and A. K. Paul‘s Paul Institute.

Watch Hadley’s music video for “Private Eyes” above and expect Empty to release on November 8. The album can be pre-ordered here.

In other music-related news, Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” has officially broken a Billboards record as the longest-leading No. 1 rap song by a solo female artist in the chart’s history.

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