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Slowthai announces third album with new single "Selfish"

25 January 2023, 10:26 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Slowthai is back with news of his upcoming third album UGLY, and has released a new track titled "Selfish" to accompany the announcement.

After returning in November 2022 with "i know nothing", Slowthai has delivered his first outing of 2023, "Selfish", which is also the first taster of his upcoming third album. The new song is also accompanied by a livestream showing Slowthai in a custom built room fitted floor to ceiling with two-way mirrors.

UGLY will follow Slowthai's 2021 album Tyron, and was produced by Dan Carey at his home studio in South London. As well as working with frequent collaborator Kwes Darko, UGLY features contributions from Ethan P. Flynn, Jockstrap’s Taylor Skye, Beabadoobee guitarist Jacob Bugden, drummer Liam Toon, Fontaines DC and Shygirl.

"This album was me trying to emulate the spirit of the brotherhood ethos that bands have," Slowthai explainns. "Music is about the feeling and emotion that goes into it. Like an artist making a painting, it's the expression of that moment in time. I really felt like I didn’t want to rap, whereas before, rap was the only way I could express myself with the tools I had. Now that I have more freedom to create and do more, why wouldn’t we change it up?"

He adds, "It doesn’t matter what or who people think you are, you’ve just got to stay true and respect yourself. I have UGLY tattooed on my face because it’s a reminder to love myself, rather than put myself down constantly or feel the impression people have of me should determine who I am as a person. At the end of the day, the art I make is for myself, and the music I make is for myself, if I enjoy it then who gives a fuck. So, the way I should live my life should be without any expectations of anyone else. I think it's something that we all need to hear because everyone needs a smile, and everyone needs a bit of joy and you need to look in yourself to really feel it because no one else can give you the real feeling."


  1. Yum
  2. Selfish
  3. Sooner
  4. Feel Good
  5. Never Again
  6. Fuck It Puppet
  7. HAPPY
  8. UGLY
  9. Falling
  10. Wotz funny
  11. Tourniquet
  12. 25% Club

"Selfish" is out now. Slowthai's UGLY album will arrive via Method Records on 3 March, and is available to pre-order now.

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