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Loyle Carner Releases Madlib-Produced Track “Georgetown”

Hot on the heels of last month’s release, “Hate,” Loyle Carner is back with a second summer track, dubbed “Georgetown.” The spirited single, which samples Afro-Guyanese playwright John Agard Métis poem in its opening and closing bars, sees the South London rapper reunite with multi-hyphenated producer Madlib for the first time since 2020’s “Yesterday.”

In the accompanying visuals, made by Machine Operated, Agard recites his verses among tranquil landscapes in Georgetown, Guyana, while a closed-eyed Carner listens. The video then showcases life in the Guyanese capital via stunning shots of people on horseback through sunny fields, chefs cooking up authentic plates, children swinging in playgrounds and communities engaging in religious ceremonies, among several other sequences.

“John Agard’s Poem Métis had a big impact on me. Seeing someone who was older, who looked like me, sharing a reflection of a similar lived experience made me feel comfortable/proud that I didn’t fit in,” Carner said in a statement. “It kind of gave me permission to write explicitly about being mixed up. There’s so much beauty in the gaps between the two, and in some ways this song touches on that.

“For me, it’s about finding that inner confidence through self-understanding and spending time at home,” he added. “It’s a representation of finally feeling like a whole person instead of two halves. Also another piece of the MADloyle puzzle. More on the hard drive.

Carner has yet to reveal plans for a follow-up to his 2019 album. Do not greet, but drown. Watch his “Georgetown” music video above.

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