Today, July 2nd, emerging producer and artist Littlecigarette shares more music with ‘Certainly In Red’, out via Goldie’s label Fallen Tree 1Hundred – established by the DJ and producer to develop artists that fall outside the world of Drum & Bass – Stream ‘Certainly In Red’ here.
‘Certainly In Red’ follows up on the release of Littlecigarette’s audacious debut single ‘Fur Coat’which signalled the arrival of a new voice in alternative hip hop. Sparse, dark, raw beats, with lyrics telling the story of a lovelorn young man yearning for connection and romance. Tales of doomed relationships, despair and failure, punctuated by manic bursts of fantasy and creativity, and a superhuman self-belief as addiction takes hold of him are the focus of his output.
Talking about the new cut, Littlecigarette says; “I was definitely willing to break a few structural rules for this song. I built the song around a loop of my vocals asking ‘Why’ – life’s sick question. The instrumental boarders on the hypnotic and psychedelic, which I love. The song comes from a place of pure, restless, coked out energy – bars delivered in a stream of consciousness progress to a falsetto bridge until the beat kicks back in and plays out with its own pretty abstract assortment of sounds.”
Littlecigarette offers a voice to marginalised, disaffected young youth. His story starts in a small-town in the UK, in which the only form of escape is getting high, his lyrics depict his lonely experience with addiction and the painfully subjective trawl for intensity and euphoria as the end in itself. The self-taught producer created music in his bedroom armed only with Logic and a SM58 microphone. Not connected to any rap scene, his isolation from the rest of the world and a real passion for music have been the driving forces behind his music and storytelling.
Talking about Littlecigarette Goldie says; “Littlecigarette is a young kid who has dealt with a lot of demons and trauma. I can sympathise and engage with him and his music because I was exactly the same, using music as catharsis. He has a very clever way of dealing with and processing his emotion into this alter ego. Also a lot like me his music is different, it’s challenging and a little bit Marmite – people are going to respond to his music in different ways – but he’s speaking his own truth.”