The Northampton rapper will now release his second LP on February 12, having pushed its arrival date back a week yesterday (January 21).
Speaking to Rolling Stone in a new interview about ‘TYRON’, Slowthai revealed which artists he was drawing inspiration from while writing and recording his new album.
“Weirdly enough, Jay-Z — more so for flow, wordplay, and delivery. I’ve always appreciated that from being a little kid when my uncle was playing it,” he said. “I feel like there’s a lot of anger even when he’s doing the soft stuff.”
“[Smith’s influence] is a weird one because it’s not like you can hear any influence from it,” Slowthai explained. “I suppose everyone I’m influenced by, it’s not like I’m trying to imitate them. What inspires me is the way they’re talking, the emotions they’re hitting, how they’re getting the message across.
“That’s why I think my inspirations come a lot from more band-oriented music. Like with Radiohead: ‘You do it to yourself, you do, and that’s what really hurts… ’ [from ‘Just’]. That shit, to me — I want my writing to be as great as that.”
Earlier this month Slowthai shared his A$AP Rocky collaboration ‘MAZZA’, which will feature on ‘TYRON’.