Following the release of his critically-acclaimed debut album last year, Nothing Great About Britain, which went to earn him a nod for the 2019 Mercury Prize, Northhampton’s genre-bending slowthai has returned with a brand new single and video titled “ENEMY.” The track follows a feature for Gorillaz’ recent track “Momentary Bliss” as well as a cameo on Headie One & Fred Again..’s GANG mixtape.
On “ENEMY,” slowthai cheekily addresses his title (whether self-proclaimed or given) as an “enemy,” whereby he’s continued to build his image around often swept-under-the-rug topics through notoriously crude and outlandishly gritty bars. The track is most likely a direct response to his fight with a fan at 2020 NME Awards, which inevitably led to a slew of criticism towards the artist. “F*ck a fortune teller, I’m a force of nature/Have ups and downs like a elevator/I’m the instigator, you’re a non-disclosure/Piss tape and now I got a boner,” he raps on the first verse.
In the visual, slowthai can be seen in a similar manner to his 2017 music video for “T N Biscuits,” showcasing an up-close shot of slowthai as he continues to deliver his turbulent energy.
Watch the music video for “ENEMY” above.
For more related releases, listen to Headie One’s new drill track “Rose Gold.”