Esteemed wordsmith Loyle Carner will follow in the footsteps of Skepta, Everything Everything, and Mist as he steps up to be this year's Levi’s Music Project mentor.

Taking place in Liverpool, Carner will mentor a group of students over the course of six months to build their musical talent for a showcase at next year's Liverpool's Sound City festival.

Levi’s Music Project have built a fully-equipped music studio at Liverpool's Lighthouse community centre, where the selected participants will hone their craft.

Not only will Carner be giving one-to-one sessions with the students, he'll also be sharing tips on how he established himself as an artist, and will even introduce the students to his team and collaborators to give advice on songwriting, performance, social media and more.

Speaking about his new role, Carner explains, "I am so proud to be part of the next Levi's Music Project. It's a programme that i've admired for a long time and something that really speaks to me as an artist. Giving young people a platform to be creative and have access to something they'd never have access to is wicked, there is not enough of that out there. To get to go back to Liverpool is also really exciting for me, it's like my second home and it's somewhere that i've taken so much inspiration from musically that I can't wait to get in the studio with these guys and see what they have to say through their music!"

It's fair to say Carner has been a brilliant role model after releasing his fantastic debut record Yesterday's Gone. Since then the rapper has launched a cooking school for teenagers that have ADHD, and has supported mental health charity CALM for the Best Man Project back in March.

Most recently Carner released his latest single "Ottolenghi", featuring Jordan Rakei.

The Levi's Music Project will begin today, and will lead to a showcase at Liverpool's Sound City Festival in May 2019. Find out more.