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UK Rapper slowthai Launches Third Album ‘UGLY’ with Release of Brash New Single “Selfish”

UK rapper slowthai announces news of new album ‘UGLY’ alongside new single “Selfish”. Get all the details and hear the track here.



slowthai is back with details of his third studio album UGLY. Released on March 3rd via Method Records, the news comes as slowthai launches new single “Selfish.”

Check out the single here:

On the subject matter of the single, slowthai explains his conflicted feelings about not
having enough time for those around him.

“I want to be there for them but I’m always striving, working,
reaching further.”

In further news, right now slowthai is inside a custom built room fitted floor to ceiling with 2-way mirrors. He entered the room last night and will continue to spend time with himself throughout the day while being live streamed to the world. Watch the live stream here.

Pulling himself apart and exposing his anxieties of the last couple of years is key to this next phase of slowthai. The UGLY album cover is suitably up close and personal, with the camera zooming in tight on the left side of his face. The title of the album — an acronym for U Gotta Love Yourself — is freshly tattooed beneath his eye. Musically, this new album may show a side of him that people haven’t heard before but he sees it as the fullest picture yet.

Here is the artwork for the album:

Artwork for ‘UGLY’ by slowthai

Explaining the thought behind the cover, Slowthai tells “It doesn’t matter what or who people think you are, you’ve just got to stay true and respect yourself. I have UGLY tattooed on my face because it’s a reminder to love myself, rather than put myself down constantly or feel the impression people have of me should determine who I am as a person.

At the end of the day, the art I make is for myself, and the music I make is for myself, if I enjoy it then who gives a f**k. So, the way I should live my life should be without any expectations of anyone else. I think it’s something that we all need to hear because everyone needs a smile, and everyone needs a bit of joy and you need to look in yourself to really feel it because no one else can give you the real feeling.”

Speaking about the album, slowthai reveals:

“The first album was the sound of where I’m from and everything I thought I knew. The second album is what was relevant to me at that moment in time, the present. And this album is completely me — about how I feel and what I want to be… it’s everything I’ve been leading up to.”

Here’s the track-listing to the album:

UGLY Track-Listing:

1. Yum
2. Selfish
3. Sooner
4. Feel Good
5. Never Again
6. F**k It Puppet
9. Falling
10. Wotz funny
11. Tourniquet
12. 25% Club

UGLY is out on March 3rd through Method Records. Pre-order your copy here.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.