After releasing a string of massive songs over the last two or three years which have been bashed around in nightclubs and a fixture in our Spotify playlists Tinie Tempah has finally released his long-awaited third album for his dedicated fans.
Tinie Tempah is one of the nation’s favourite and most successful hip-hop artists with a string of seven number 1 hits to his name, a record only beaten by Elvis! Not a bad record for a boy from Plumstead in East London!
Tempah has scored platinum selling albums and won several MOBO and Brit Awards in a career spanning just over a decade.
He is also set to tour across the Europe this summer and make appearances in places such as Malia and Magaluf.
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The title track kicks off the album with a very smooth, laid back urban sound which unusually features what sounds like steel pans in the background.
You would be forgiven for thinking that this song would be setting up the mood for the rest of the album, but in fact it is full of songs which take an unusual turn away from Tempah’s signature hip-hop sound.
One of the most unlikely collaborations on this album comes from “Find Me” towards the end of the album with singer/songwriter Jake Bugg.
The song clearly draws on influences of growing up in the area of East London and in time it would be good to hear an acoustic version of this song.
Other notable tracks on the album include “Chasing Flies” and “Not for the Radio”.
It’s clear that Tempah has strategically chosen the singles in the lead up to this album as they are definitely the most “radio friendly” songs from the collection which feature some other artists with massive fan bases of their own to back the songs.
Look out for on Spotify
- Chasing Flies
- Find Me