Swindle Connects With Poppy Ajudha And Daley For Soulful "Darkest Hour"

Swindle Connects With Poppy Ajudha And Daley For Soulful "Darkest Hour"

August 09, 2021

Back in June, jazz and funk specialist Swindle put out a funk-infused rap bouncer with Kojey Radical, Loyle Carner and JNR Williams called "Lost". Packing style and fun in abundance, it turns out the new single was also the first track to be heard from Swindle's upcoming fourth studio album, The New World.

That's all been officially confirmed now and with that confirmation comes the release date (October 29) and the project's second single, "Darkest Hour". This time round he's been in the studio with fellow jazz enthusiast Poppy Ajudha and Mancunian soul singer Daley and although it still bounces along with classic funk tropes, this new one leans more heavily into the soul side of Swindle's palette.

"The song really speaks to the sentiment of our time in the studio," Swindle said, "lifting each other up during a dark time. We recorded this song on the last night of the week-long session and basically had a party recording it."

If these two tracks are anything to go by, it seems as if the new album is shaping up to be a light and upbeat affair. Elsewhere on the list of features, we can expect to hear team-ups with Ghetts, Greentea Peng, Joy Crookes, Akala, Knucks, Maverick Sabre, and Joel Culpepper.

Words: James Keith
Photography: Rosie Matheson