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Loyle Carner delivers new Madlib-produced single "Georgetown"

10 August 2022, 16:19 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Loyle Carner has released his second single of 2022 "Georgetown", which is produced by Madlib and features a sample of John Agard's poem Half-caste.

After making his return last month with "Hate", Carner has delivered a second outing titled "Grangetown", which sees him reunite with Madlib for the first time since 2020's "Yesterday", and is accompanied by a video directed by Machine Operated. The new track also credits John Agard, as it opens and closes with samples of Agard's Half-caste poem.

Carner says of the release, "John Agard’s poem Half-caste had a heavy impact on me. To see someone who was older, that looked like me, sharing a reflection of a similar lived experience made me feel comfortable/proud to not fit in. It kinda gave me the permission to finally write explicitly about being mixed. There's so much beauty in the gaps in-between, and in some ways this song touches on that. For me, it’s about finding this inner confidence through understanding of self, and spending time back home. It is a representation of finally feeling like one whole person instead of two halves. Also another piece of the MADloyle puzzle. More on the hard drive."

Carner is yet to follow up his 2019 album Not Waving, But Drowning.

Loyle Carner's "Georgetown" single is out now on EMI Records.
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