Up until now, the average listener may have only been familiar with slowthai‘s fire-starting guest verses for artists like Flume, Disclosure, Gorillaz, and more. His debut album dropped in 2019, but it was last year that he really asserted himself, piece-by-piece, into the spotlight. The hype surrounding the UK-based rapper built up quickly, and it perfectly led into the anticipated drop of his new album TYRON.
There’s not a single dull moment on this entire project. That may be in most part due to slowthai’s fierce delivery, but it’s also because of how versatile TYRON is as a whole. The album is split into two parts. The first, which has all of the tracks listed in capital letters, are speaker-knocking bangers. The second, however, which has a tracklist of all lowercase letters, reveals dimensions of slowthai that we were not previously familiar with. These beats are much more downtempo and the lyrical content a bit more expansive.
The ultimate result is a project that will undoubtedly yield a slew of new fans for slowthai, including us. TYRON is definitely a project that we will be coming back to often.
You can listen to slowthai’s sophomore album, TYRON, below. Enjoy!