Watch: slowthai – nhs

If you’re not familiar, the NHS is the UK’s national healthcare system which anyone has access to; it’s one of the country’s most valued institutions, and one that tears down social hierarchy and treats everyone as equal.

“I wrote this track as a reminder to always appreciate what you have whilst you have it. Be happy and make do with what you have. things could always be better but things could also be worse. Thank you for everything.”

Taken from the upcoming album TYRON which is out on February 5th 2021 on Method Records.


The longlist for BBC Sound of 2019 was announced today…

… and as usual, its both predictable and surprising in equal measures. The poll is still an influential indicator as to what the mass population will be listening to in the coming year.

There’s a strong shift on solo acts this year, and more so weighing heavily on soul, RnB and rap. I can’t tell who will win, but I’d like to see Grace Carter, Ella Mai, Mahalia or Rosalia get to the top… I also sense that Octavian could do very well (although he’s never ended up on the site).

The winner is revealed on the 11th January, and you can read more about the finalists over on BBC.