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Brad stank Reveals New Single “Cry Baby” Feat. Lord Apex



Brad Stank, photo by Corey Rid
Brad Stank, photo by Corey Rid

Today, Brad stank is blessing the world with the final single from his sultry new LP, In The Midst Of You, due January 26th via Sunday Best. stank’s newest track is titled “Cry Baby,” which sees his signature, feather-soft soul instrumentals graced by a couple of verses from ever-talented London rapper Lord Apex, a heavenly hook from stank himself, and a lounging, sax-led postlude.

Speaking on the song’s creation, stank said:

“I made this beat inspired by some of my favourite underground rap songs, but kept all the instruments live. It’s moody, romantic and hypnotic, and features Gal Go once again at the end. Lord Apex is the best rapper in the UK, in my opinion, so it was a real pleasure to have him come into the studio to record a couple of verses. I hope the smokers can get lost in this one a little bit. My part lyrically is almost a message to myself again, to the overthinking part of my brain, accepting that things can get a bit heavy sometimes, but reminding myself to keep my head up.”

Alongside his last single, “I Belong To You,” stank announced a series of “in-store” UK tour dates, where he will be playing shows at a group of record stores across the nation. Since then, he’s also announced a group of traditional tour dates, spanning the EU alongside the UK. His full list of upcoming concerts can be found below!

Brad stank wants you to talk less and love more. A sensei of the slow jams, this sexistentialist-pop bohemian writes jazz-leaning twilight ruminations that puncture the mythology of R&B. Juxtaposing Eastern philosophies against sexuality, the Stank alter-ego, a unification of modern hip hop attitude and old soul, allows Brad to tap into the flow of a deeper human mysticism. A blend of lounge lizard jazz and smoky blues, the essence of creativity and knowledge weaves itself into everything he produces. No wonder then, that audiences gather to receive stank’s sensual gospel. Remain tender.

In The Midst Of You Track Listing:

1. Midnight Tears I
2. My New Heaven
3. Flicker On!
4. Don’t Go, Don’t Go
5. Long Distance
6. I Belong To You
7. Natty Wine
8. Cry Baby
9. Midnight Tears II
10. In The Midst Of You

Brad stank “Cry Baby” (feat. Lord Apex) single artwork

Brad stank “Cry Baby” (feat. Lord Apex) single artwork

Tour Dates:

In-Store Tour:

01/26 – Rough Trade East, In Store
01/28 – Pie & Vinyl, Portsmouth
01/29 – Jumbo Records, Leeds
01/30 – Jacaranda, Liverpool
02/02 – Banquet Records, Kingston

European Tour Dates:

03/23 – Ideal Bar, Denmark, Copenhagen
03/25 – Paradiso [small hall], Amsterdam, Netherlands
03/26 – Merleyn, Nijmegen, Netherlands
03/27- Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, Germany
03/28 – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
03/29 – Le Hasard Ludique, Paris, France

UK Dates:

04/01 – Jazz Cafe, London
04/02 – Strange Brew, Bristol
04/03 – Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield
04/04 – YES, Manchester
04/05 – King Tut’s, Glasgow
04/06 – The Workman’s Club, Dublin