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.
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: