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Loyle Carner makes return with ‘Hate’ and shares self-directed video

Carner made the track when he was "angry at the world, frightened and overwhelmed".

By Nick Reilly

Loyle Carner (Picture: Sirus Gahan)
Loyle Carner (Picture: Sirus Gahan)

Loyle Carner has returned with his first music in two years – you can check out the self-directed video for new song ‘Hate’ below.

The new release follows his the arrival of his second album ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ in 2019 and sees the rapper taking aim at the state of the world.

Carner says the track is “one of the few songs made from a hateful place. I was angry at the world, frightened and overwhelmed. It’s unfiltered. Really just a stream of consciousness that builds to an understanding that hate is rooted in fear.”

He added: “It reminds me of times the red mist takes over, and how alone you feel when the rest mist passes. Arrogant and self-righteous but at the same time vulnerable and somber.  I listen to this one in my car, at night. Especially after an argument when you need to get space and take a breath.”

Carner will also make a full live return this weekend (July 7-10) to headline Bristol’s NASS Festival. The event is widely considered to be the UK’s biggest celebration of music, street art and sports such as skate and BMX.