Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Ones to Watch 2016 - #6 Loyle Carner

Loyle Carner (real name Benjamin Coyle Larner) is a UK spoken word artist who first appeared on Breaking More Waves in June 2015. He performs a chilled to the max, confessional and introspective style of music, with many of his songs being centred on his own family life. Take the emotional Cantona, written two weeks after his step dad died and named after his footballing hero; it’s openly personal and completely engaging. As is Tierney Terrace, which deals with his relationship with his real father: “All I wanted was a f*cking man, to tell the f*cking truth, hold my f*cking hand,” he explains, before he adds “I didn’t understand.” It’s this brutal honesty as well as his attention to detail that makes Carner stand out.

Having toured with Kate Tempest at the start of 2015, played the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury and then following that up with his own sold out tour, it seems that Carner’s engaging grooves and delivery are finding an audience. We’re expecting that audience to grow even further in 2016.

Loyle Carner - Ain't Nothing Changed (Video)

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