On his new, third album ‘hugo’, rapper Loyle Carner confronts both the deeply personal and the ultra-political. ‘hugo’ is a battle cry for a tormented generation and a close study of the internal conflicts that drive the artist – as racialized, as artist, as father and as son. Don’t miss when Loyle Carner comes to Berns on January 22.
With nominations for the Mercury Prize, Brit Awards and NME Awards, Loyle Carner has enjoyed a rapid journey to the top, a journey which culminated in the acclaimed second album ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’. On the new record ‘hugo’, however, we meet a Carner who is tearing himself away from his heritage as a result of the pandemic’s shutdowns and the fact that the hedonistic sides of the artistry fell away. By continuing to write during these tumultuous times, Carner found a reborn lucidity and managed to dig even deeper than he had ever done before.
With a string of acclaimed summer festival gigs behind him, Loyle Carner is now getting ready to take his forthcoming album ‘hugo’ on the road next year. On January 22, he brings his new electrified material to Stockholm to give a long-awaited concert at Berns.