For the South-London raised composer Swindle, 2020's global COVID-19 response managed to drive the impetus for his 2021 album 'The New World', which unapologetically ushers in introspection, community and liberation into the ether. Initially numbed by the early pandemic and its halting of the music business, Swindle fought back, employing an 'avengers equivalent' roster of black British musical talent to craft his 'No More Normal' follow up. 'Everyone felt the same', Swindle recalls. 'We all just had to re-group. A retreat to figure this shit out and how we're going to enter the new world'. Recorded in just a week alongside Akala, Knucks, Ghetts, Daley, Greentea Peng, Joel Culpepper, Joy Crooks, JNR Williams, Kojey Radical Loyle Carner, Maverick Sabre and Poppy Ajudha, nine releases were conceptualised and recorded which personified ruminations experienced during the first England lockdown and aspirations for their future selves.
Track Listing: 1. Sunday Best (Feat. Kojey Radical, Joel Culpepper & Knucks) - Swindle 2. Second Guess (Feat. Maverick Sabre) - Swindle 3. What More (Feat. Greentea Peng) - Swindle 4. Lesson to My Seed (Feat. Kojey Radical and Joel Culpepper) - Swindle 5. Blow Ya Trumpet (Feat. Knucks, Ghetts, Akala & Kojey Radical) - Swindle 6. Darkest Hour (Feat. Poppy Ajudha & Daley) - Swindle 7. Lost (Feat. Loyle Carner, Kojey Radical, JNR Williams) - Swindle 8. No Black, No Irish (Feat. Maverick Sabre and Joel Culpepper) - Swindle 9. How I've Been (Feat. Joy Crookes, Jnr Williams, Loyle Carner & Kojey Radical) - Swindle
Year of Production: 2021
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