BERWYN ANNOUNCES NEW MIXTAPE ‘TAPE 2 / FOMALHAUT’ AND RELEASES NEW SINGLE/VIDEO ‘RUBBER BANDS’
RELEASED ON JUNE 18TH VIA COLUMBIA RECORDS
RELEASES NEW SINGLE
WATCH THE TAZ TRON DELIX DIRECTED VIDEO HERE
(BERWYN by Joe Magowan)
Last year saw Trinidad-born, Romford-raised rapper, singer, songwriter and producer BERWYN released his critically acclaimed debut mixtape “DEMOTAPE/VEGA,” alongside standalone single ‘VINYL,’ and a sold-out UK tour, his year culminated with an inclusion in the prestigious BBC ‘Sound of’ Poll (and subsequent final placing of number three).
Today BERWYN announces the much anticipated follow up, his second full length project: TAPE 2 / FOMALHAUT (June 18th via Columbia Records). Having recently set out his stall for 2021 with the release of two tracks: ‘100,000,000’ and ‘I’D RATHER DIE THAN BE DEPORTED’ – today he completes the triptych with his stunning new single and accompanying video for ‘RUBBER BANDS.’
Watch the Taz Tron Delix directed video for ‘RUBBER BANDS’ here.
‘RUBBER BANDS’ is the latest account of BERWYN’s vividly penned memories documenting the journey he took to get to where he is now and the people that came along for the ride – at its core RUBBER BANDS is a tenderly penned song about love and loss, but speaking in more detail about its release BERWYN explains the track ‘…shows a new side to the person that wrote 100,000,000 and I’d Rather Die,’ stating that his newly announced project as ‘a room of many corners, and Rubber Bands is the first delve into one corner in particular.’
“DEMOTAPE/VEGA” was released in September 2020. Inspired by an early life of trials and adversity and fuelled by a diet of toast, weed and insomnia, BERWYN wrote and produced the 10 tracks that made up the tape in “a shithole flat” in just two weeks; though it distils a lifetime of experiences living on the fringes of London life. It is raw and authentic yet held together with positivity and hope.
Featuring the singles “GLORY” and “TRAP PHONE”, “DEMOTAPE/VEGA” received accolades from the likes of Complex, GRM Daily, The FADER, Pitchfork and HYPEBEAST and radio support from the likes of Radio 1 and 1Xtra. It also saw BERWYN deliver one of the year’s best TV live performances, with a powerful version of “GLORY” for Later With Jools Holland that caught the attention of Drake, as well as multiple teachers around the country who contacted BERWYN to request song lyrics to analyse in English classes at school.
BERWYN in the press:
“It’s clear that Berwyn has a very bright future ahead of him” – GRM DAILY
“One of the most hyped new artists in the UK” ~ The Face
“A Magnetic moment, marking himself out as one to watch” ~ The FADER
“His page is filled with snippets of pensive, unreleased songs, stripped down to the pianos and guitars he taught himself to play. “GLORY,” the first release of a forthcoming mixtape, fulfills their promise” ~ Pitchfork
“BERWYN speaks with unflinching, compelling honesty about his life and experiences” – Pigeons & Planes
BERWYN has a story to tell and he does so in an unforgettable manner… His rapping is as cathartic as Dave and his singing is as ghostly as James Blake” ~ HYPEBEAST
“BERWYN has had an astonishing year” – TRENCH
“BERWYN has quickly cemented himself as one of the most interesting and innovative emcees to come out of the UK in quite a while. Featuring previous cuts ‘TRAP PHONE’ and ‘GLORY’, the ten-track project captures BERWYN’s heartwarming delivery and soothing tones over rich, expansive soundscapes.” – COLORS
“One of the most prestigious talents for 2021.” – BRITISH VOGUE