J Hus has unveiled the new single ‘Dark Vader’ tonight (May 30) – check it out below.
The rapper and singer’s debut album ‘Common Sense’ was named Best Album supported by Orange Amplification at the VO5 NME Awards 2018.
Now, he’s unveiled a new EP titled ‘Big Spang’ – featuring the tracks ‘Dark Vader’, ‘Scene’, and ‘Dancing Man’. Announcing the release on Twitter, J Hus’ post suggests that a full LP could emerge sooner rather than later. “Just slapped out 3 new songs, he said. “Hold Tight till the album guys.”
Just slapped out 3 new songs. Hold Tight till the album guys. ?? #BigSpang
— Top Militérian (@Jhus) May 30, 2018
Earlier tonight, ‘Dark Vader’ was featured on Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record. Speaking with the DJ at BBC’s Biggest Weekend, Hus was asked whether he was inspired to return to the studio following the success of his debut. “To be honest, I never really left,” he replied.
The artist went on to reveal that he’s had some of the new tunes since before his first record came out.
Speaking of the new EP, Hus said that the “different vibe” on ‘Big Spang’ is himself showing how diverse he is as an artist. Lead single ‘Dark Vader’ was created by him “rapping off the vibe of the beat”.
J Hus told NME earlier this year that he hoped to release his new album by August. “Hopefully I can get Skepta on it,” he added.
Reviewing ‘Common Sense’, NME said in a four-star review: “For all its globe-trotting genre-hopping, however, ‘Common Sense’ is an album that could only have been released in the UK in 2017 – not only because of its very London-specific blend of influences, but because of its big-budget glossiness and world-beating confidence.”