07 Feb Lowkey ends hiatus with ‘The Return of Lowkey’ and huge new tour
The Return of Lowkey – Lowkey has ended his retirement.
The UK hip hop pioneer decided to call time on his music career back in 2012, explaining his decision with a post on his Facebook account: “After many months of contemplation I have decided to step away from music and concentrate on my studies.” He thanked supporters and explained; “the ego is a destructive thing and I feel this business and these social networks in particular have a tendency to feed it in an unhealthy way.”
‘The Return of Lowkey’ features nothing but crisp bars and snippets of interviews from Lowkey supporters, including Akala and Charlie Sloth. In case you forgot, Lowkey was the first artist to deliver a head-turning Fire in the Booth back in June 2010, with Sloth saying “for the first time in six weeks on my show, I’m speechless,” at the end. The video itself now has over five million views and is widely regarded with a classic, as well as his Soundtrack to the Struggle album. The sequel to that iconic project will be released on April 5 2019.
Lowkey was also known for his live performances back in the day and has also announced a 17-date tour to accompany his return. He will visit Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Huddersfield, Hull, Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Amsterdam, Leeds, Liverpool, Norwich, Exeter, Bristol, Brighton and Belfast between April-May 2019. For more information about the tour, click here.
Watch The Return of Lowkey below: