Already cementing himself as one of the most important British artists of this generation, and even scoring a U.S. Billboard hit with ‘Written In The Stars’, Tinie Tempah is now teasing his third studio album, and has released his new single to help whet our appetite.
‘Youth’ will be released in the U.K. on September 16, and will feature his sixth and seventh U.K. number one singles, ‘Not Letting Go’ featuring Jess Glynne, and his collaboration with KDA and Katy B, ‘Rumble (Turn The Music Louder)’. These tracks have helped Tinie Tempah to become the artist with the most U.K. number one hits this decade.
The album will also feature his latest U.K. top five hit, ‘Girls Like’, which features vocals from rising star Zara Larsson.
Tinie now hopes to emulate the success of the albums’ previous singles by today (June 20) releasing his new single, ‘Mamacita’, featuring vocals from Drake-collaborator Wizkid.
“I wanted to give a nod to all of the genres of music I heard growing up that made me want to be a rapper,” explains Tinie. “The good thing about being from London is that you hear so many different styles of music, and are exposed to so many different things. I wanted to make an album that felt nostalgic with elements of those big British sounds from different genres, whether that was garage, grime, hip-hop or R&B.”
“It’s also about empowering young people to think outside the box,” he continues. “I was just a young boy out of south London who loved music and wanted to see the world and contribute to something that I love and have a passion for. I honestly feel that there is no limit to where you can get in life. I really believe that. Youth is the time where you dream without any limitations or fear. And I wanted to share MY story with the world through MY music.”
‘Mamacita’ is available to download from iTunes now. ‘Youth’, released September 16, is available for pre-order.