Loyle Carner has shared new track ‘Nobody Knows (Ladas Road)’, taken from his forthcoming album ‘hugo’, due out on 21 October 2022.
On the track the South London rapper lays down raw, emotive lyrics about fatherhood, mixed heritage and society alongside hip hop beats and moving choral interludes.
The song is accompanied by an official music video, directed by Uncanny.
Carner commented, “i tried the white man he didn’t understand. i reached the black man, he wouldn’t take my hand. nobody knows is a song about fatherhood, forgiveness and the gaps imbetween. the space between two absolutes. everybody knows what it feels like to be othered, these are the words i wrote, when i felt that way”
Discussing the video Uncanny said, “We aimed to push even more focus and attention towards the powerful words by stripping back any distractions, not even allowing for cuts. Through this, we were able to give the focus to Loyle and allow space for his performance solely to captivate the viewers attention.
These themes felt perfectly encapsulated by shooting with one of only 3 infrared cameras in the world. The way that infrared renders skin through the 65 is just incredible, we kept referring to it as this glassy, almost porcelain look. The way that the landscape is also rendered is surreal, making everything look almost alien, heightening the sense of not quite belonging. The sheer size of the 65 sensor also really helped us to create something that looked unique and really special, with the incredibly shallow depth rendering Loyle and the set as an almost dream world, somewhat akin to a dolls house.”
‘Nobody Knows (Ladas Road)’ follows previously released singles ‘Hate’ and ‘Georgetown’.
Loyle Carner will head out on tour in February/March 2023 in support of the new album – full details below:
Dublin Vicar Street, 20 Feb
Dublin Vicar Street, 21
Newcastle O2 City Hall, 23
Liverpool Uni Mountford Hall, 24
Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse, 25
Glasgow O2 Academy, 27
Sheffield O2 Academy, 28
Norwich Nick Rayns LCR, 02 March
Leicester O2 Academy, 03
Brighton Dome, 05
Nottingham Rock City, 06
Birmingham O2 Academy, 08
Bournemouth O2 Academy, 09
Cardiff University, 11
Bristol O2 Academy, 12
London OVO Arena Wembley, 16
Loyle Carner ‘hugo’ Full Album Tracklisting:
Nobody Knows (Ladas Road)
Georgetown (feat. John Agard)
Speed Of Plight
Homerton (feat. JNR Williams & Olivia Dean)
Blood On My Nikes (feat. Wesley Joseph & Athian Akec)
A Lasting Place
Image Credit: Single Artwork by UNCANNY / PRESS