Shay D Teases New Album, 'Speaking In Tongues', With Lyrically-Packed "Cold Blood"

Shay D Teases New Album, 'Speaking In Tongues', With Lyrically-Packed "Cold Blood"

July 05, 2021

North London rapper Shay D has been busy releasing a string of hard-hitting singles in the build-up to her third album, Speaking In Tongues. Following the charged-up "Slice Of The Pie" featuring South London MC P Money and "Best Shot" with an all powerful female lineup consisting of Lioness and Dibo, her latest release "Cold Blood" is the perfect primer for the long-awaited album.

Speaking on the new track, she explains: "I was sitting in a supermarket car park, waiting for my mum when Filthy Gears sent me this beat! I played it so loud in the whip and just started freestyling! This beat brought out a raw, aggy side of me and I just went in. I love to RAP rap. Like just raw spitting and I got to do this. It's actually one of my favourite tracks on the album! I got to sing on the hook to just give it some haunting vibes and I really enjoy listening to this. 'Cold world we living in, we take losses just to win again.'"

"It's just relatable," she adds. "If you're from ends you totally get what this song is about. We sometimes do what we shouldn't, we take L's, we do what we need to sometimes, and then gotta get back on it again, and it is a cold world out there. So much happening to our people all over the world man and we just gotta keep on. I really believe that 'pure hearts always win'."

Speaking In Tongues is set to land on August 6 but in the meantime, tune into "Cold Blood" below.

Words: Blessing Borode
Photography: @calebandthecam