Loyle Carner’s music is planted at an intersection between the boom-bap of East Coast hip-hop, jazz-inflected portraits of South London, and soulful, laid back poetry; there’s solid, honest and raw sentimentality running through his sound. His latest single, Stars & Shards, was recently premiered by Annie Mac on Radio 1 as her Hottest Record and will be released on burgeoning label AMF Records, impacting 17th June. On the back of selling out two UK tours, Carner has announced a fresh run of dates including London’s prestigious Koko.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do. Just an aspiring chef from the South, make music too.
How has living in London affected your music? There’s a lot of different cultures here, so there’s always something new to write about.
Where do you plan to travel next? Currently on tour in Europe, en route to Berlin for our next show.
Favorite dessert? I don’t really have dessert, rather just get seconds.
Who would you ideally like to collaborate with? Rebel Kleff
What’s your absolute favorite place in the world to be? Home.
Most embarrassing moment on stage? I fell over at Outlook festival last year on the last song.
Can you share one of the best or worst reactions you have gotten as a result of your music? Hearing my dad singing along to Stars and Shards, not knowing I was listening.