Loyle Carner’s ‘Nobody Knows (Ladas Road)’ Is Hugely Powerful

"A song about fatherhood, forgiveness and the gaps inbetween..."

Loyle Carner has shared his powerful new track ‘Nobody Knows (Ladas Road)’.

The London rapper’s new album ‘hugo’ is out on October, and it finds the wordsmith baring his soul. Often stark and unrelenting, Loyle opts to probe uncomfortable truths, tackling aspects of his identity he’s previously been uncomfortable to share.

New track ‘Nobody Knows (Ladas Road)’ is online now, matching Loyle’s pointed delivery to a huge gospel chorus. Lyrically, Loyle Carner discusses “biological direct” – the absence of a father, and his place between two worlds, white and black.

Loyle explains…

‘nobody knows’ is a song about fatherhood, forgiveness and the gaps inbetween. the space between two absolutes. everybody knows what it feels like to be othered, these are the words i wrote, when i felt that way

The stunning Uncanny-directed video expands on these themes, with Loyle remaining front and centre of the creative process. The director comments…

We aimed to push even more focus and attention towards the powerful words by stripping back any distractions, not even allowing for cuts. Through this, we were able to give the focus to Loyle and allow space for his performance solely to captivate the viewers attention.

These themes felt perfectly encapsulated by shooting with one of only three infrared cameras in the world. The way that infrared renders skin through the 65 is just incredible, we kept referring to it as this glassy, almost porcelain look. The way that the landscape is also rendered is surreal, making everything look almost alien, heightening the sense of not quite belonging. The sheer size of the 65 sensor also really helped us to create something that looked unique and really special, with the incredibly shallow depth rendering Loyle and the set as an almost dream world, somewhat akin to a dolls house.”

Tune in now.

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