Stream: Skepta’s ‘Ignorance is Bliss’ LP is finally here

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After teasing fans with singles like “Greaze Mode” and “Bullet From A Gun,” Skepta‘s fifth studio album, Ignorance is Bliss, is out in full.

The UK artist announced the impending arrival of the new body of music at the beginning of May and began drumming up excitement with the unveiling of the LP’s artwork with the news. Now, the album’s 13 tracks are available on all streaming platforms, including collaborations with Key, J Hus, Cheb Rabi & B Live, Lancey Foux, Lay-Z, Wizkid, and Boy Better Know.

Ignorance is Bliss follows his previous album, Konnichiwa, which won the 2016 Mercury Prize and covered topics including police harassment and the grime artist’s feelings about British politics.

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Skepta debuts two new singles ahead of ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ album release

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Days after announcing his forthcoming Ignorance Is Bliss album, Skepta has revealed the first two tracks from the compilation. “Greaze Mode” with Nafe Smallz and “Bullet From A Gun” hit the airwaves on May 9, giving fans a taste of what’s to come from the UK artist’s fifth studio album.

“The internet is making everything and everyone politically correct but that takes away the artistry,” Skepta noted in a release. “Ignorance Is Bliss deals with the yin yang of life. True Skepta, saying it exactly how it is.”

The two songs show the vast range fans can expect from the storied artist’s upcoming LP. “Greaze Mode” brings an upbeat, party-type atmosphere with vocalist Nafe Smallz. “Bullet From A Fun,” on the other hand, is a more contemplative number, looking inward with a slower tempo and powerful lyrics.

Ignorance Is Bliss is out May 31 via Skepta’s Boy Better Know label.

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Prepare for Skepta’s incoming new album, ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’

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Skepta announced his new album, Ignorance Is Bliss, will drop May 31. His previous long play, Konnichiwa, was released in 2016 and won the Mercury Prize, awarded for the best album released in the UK from a British or Irish artist. In 2017, he released an EP called Vicious, which featured Lil B, Smoke Boys, A$AP Rocky, and A$AP Nast.

The grime luminary has kept details about the project on the hush, releasing the album artwork which features an image of him holding his recently born daughter. Perhaps we’ll have a glimpse of his newfound fatherhood mixed in with his normally harsh lyrical hammering. Details that are known include the album art photographed by Manu S. Pillai and there are 13 tracks set to grace all streaming services near you.

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