Skepta has has shared his new single “Bullet From A Gun,” the first piece of new music lifted off his forthcoming release Ignorance Is Bliss. Released on May 31st via Skepta’s own Boy Better Know label, Ignorance Is Bliss is the follow up to his era and genre-defining, album Konnichiwa, which won the Mercury Music Prize.
“Bullet For A Gun” is produced by Skepta and Ragz Originale and is Skepta at his uncompromising best, and an enticing glimpse of what fans can expect from Ignorance Is Bliss. It’s the first of two tracks from the album that Skepta will release today to showcase two different sides of the album, with the follow up set for release at 7.30pm BST.
“The internet is making everything and everyone politically correct but that takes away the artistry. Ignorance Is Bliss deals with the yin yang of Life. True Skepta, saying it exactly how it is.”
Skepta is set to perform across Europe throughout the summer. These shows include a headline appearance at this year’s Field Day Festival (June 7th) which takes places at London’s Meridan Water – a stones through from the Meridian Estate where Skepta grew up – and is set to be a huge homecoming show. He is also a headliner at this year’s Manchester International Festival alongside Yoko Ono and Idris Elba & Kwame Kwei-Armah, where we will be debuting his DYSTOPIA987 show.
Sat, 01 Jun 2019 Forbidden Fruits Festival, Ireland
Fri, 07 Jun 2019 Field Day, London, UK
Sat, 22 Jun 2019 Tauron Nowa Muzyka, Katowice, Poland
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 Roskilde Festival, Denmark
Fri, 05 Jul 2019 Down The Rabbit Hole, De Groene Heuvels, Netherlands
Sun 07 Jul 2019 Exit Festival, Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad, Serbia
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 Pohoda Festival, Airport Trencin, Slovakia
Sat, 13 Jul 2019 Dour Festival, Belgium
7-19 Jul 2019 Manchester International Festival, Manchester, UK
Thu, 20 Jul 2019 Sonar, Barcelona, Spain
Sun, 21 Jul 2019 Melt Festival, Ferropolis, Leipzig, Germany