With his eagerly anticipated new album Youth this Friday, Tinie Tempah has shared one of its most emotionally engaging moments with ‘Find Me’ which features Jake Bugg.
In ‘Find Me’, Tinie’s larger-than-life rhymes explore the connection between the challenges of his past and the success that he now embraces. While the live instrumentation backing Jake Bugg’s hook contrasts the track’s beat-heavy verses, thematically they’re united by the defiant proclamation: “It’s not in my heart to give up.”
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“I wanted to make a song that was talking about being on a journey to find yourself,” says Tinie Tempah.
“In life we’re all just trying to find out who we are and what makes us unique in this world. This record is basically me trying to work that out within myself. Hopefully I’m saying it in a way that other people who are in the same boat – and I think that the majority of us are – can relate to it as well.”
Youth was recorded in Tinie’s studio in Greenwich – a location just 10 minutes away from the home where he grew up rather than in the epicentre of London’s music industry. And describing it as simply as studio is to undersell it: it’s the centre of a cottage industry from which all of his activities in both music and fashion emerge, and a place in which he’s surrounded by the family and friends who are employed by his creative company Imhotep, his Disturbing London label and the clothing brand What We Wear.
The studio further reflects the Youth title, with Tinie’s passion for nurturing breaking new talent – most notably producer NaNa Rogues who worked on ‘Find Me’ and ‘Girls Like’ and who is signed to Imhotep.
As a result, the album is packed with rising artists and producers who will be exposed to a wider audience, including Jax Jones, David Stewart, Stefflon Don, Shift K3Y, Wizkid, Legundary Beatz, TroyBoi and Bugzy Malone.
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