slowthai returns with his first solo song of 2020, “Enemy”

It alludes to his notorious episode at the 2020 NME Awards.

slowthai has dropped “Enemy,” his first new solo release of the year.

On the song, slowthai alludes to his headline-making outburst at the 2020 NME Awards. It opens with a sample of dialogue by The 1975’s Matty Healy: “Everyone, send your thoughts to slowthai. Fuck knows where he is, but God bless the boy.”

slowthai then jumps in with menacing bars over a bass-heavy beat co-produced by the rapper, Sammo and Kwes Darko. “Keep my name out your dirty mouth / Fightin’, don’t know what you keep on cryin’ ’bout / I set fires ’cause I’m burnin’ to burn down your house / I get lit, I get lit, I get lit, I get lit,” he raps.

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The accompanying video was filmed with a green night-vision lens and features close-up shots of slowthai performing the track while smoking up.

The single follows slowthai’s Mercury Prize-nominated 2019 album, Nothing Great About Britain. Earlier this year, the Northampton rapper teamed up with Gorillaz and Slaves for “Monetary Bliss.”

Watch the video for “Enemy” below:

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