The cat is officially out of the bag.
Capping off what was a pretty huge week for both announcements and actual releases was the news that Dizzee Rascal would be releasing a new album, E3 AF, his seventh studio album to date. Not only that, but the first whispers seemed to suggest that it's going to be one of his best drops yet. Now we have the first single from the album and so far, it seems those whispers were right.
Produced by Dizzee, "L.L.L.L (Love Life Live Large)" sees the Bow legend link up with Chip for a track that balances both artists' underground credentials with their knack for chart-conquering hooks. In a recent interview with Big Zuu, Ms Banks and Alhan, Raskit shared that he had been getting back into producing for the first time in years, and while it's yet to be seen how much of the album will be self-produced, including any Dizzee beats at all can only be a good thing.
"I've spent the last three years losing and finding myself in music and I've made something flawless," Dizzee said in a recent Instagram post. "I made this album for YOU! I want you to play it at home, in your car or wherever you want but I want you to listen to it all the way through and you better have some BASS! The link-ups are mad and I didn't come to play! You're welcome."
E3 AF is due for release on October 8. Watch the Jay Parpworth-directed video for "L.L.L.L" above and be sure to add the song to your playlists.