Turning heads back in 2014 with his ‘A Little Late’ EP, then again in 2015 with ‘Tierney Terrace / Florence’, South London’s Loyle Carner has since gone on to play Glastonbury, support NAS, tour the UK, and has two upcoming headline dates at Shepherds Bush Empire. Finally, on his long awaited debut full length, ‘Yesterday’s Gone’, we’re invited to listen to the trials and tribulations of every day life as the wordsmith navigates the intricacies of his past, present, and future.
Carner has that knack of telling everyday stories through a unique perspective, one that turns the ear and intrigues. His memories and tales turning into something more than a stranger’s words; instead they are relatable and affecting. He traverses each story with a laid back confidence, always sounding comfortable on the beat. On paper his words read like a conversation you could have with a friend, and it feels like Carner has rooted himself in this album. These aren’t your stories, but they feel like it.