Solareye Announces debut album ‘All These People Are Me’ and live dates

Solareye Announces debut album ‘All These People Are Me’ and live dates

Rapper and poet Solareye has announced details of his long-awaited debut solo record,All These People Are Me, out on Friday 4 May.

Championing oddness and outsiderdom, the record channels anger, subverts humour, makes observations and stays stubbornly optimistic. Supported by Creative Scotland, the album was produced by Glasgow-based Dunt and Harvey Kartel, and mixed by SAW (Stephen A Watkins).

The album is a high functioning schizophrenic. And argues that everyone else is too. It is hip-hop for hip-hop heads, alternative for the alternators, threadbare soul music for the digital age. It tells stories, paints pictures, raps about rapping and pushes some boundaries along the way.

Solareye says: “All These People Are Me is about how we’re all complex, contradictory human things that don’t fit into easily defined boxes. Or maybe it’s just a way to write an album that’s half thoughtful ponderings/ half braggadocious rap and justify it by going – ‘that’s the human condition mate’.”.

As a taster, the first single Mr Margins is now available, accompanied by a video produced by Kelman Greg of Neoneight. The single will be made immediately available to those who pre-order the album from Solareye’s website (available on heavy-weight vinyl and CD) or via iTunes.

Dealing in grim fairytales and unlikely truths, at once home-grown and universal, Solareye is best known as the lyricist and principal songwriter with alternative hip-hop group Stanley Odd.

With the band, Solareye has toured extensively throughout the UK and around the globe since they formed in 2009. Their second studio album ‘Reject’ was shortlisted for Scottish Album of the Year 2013 and third album, ‘A Thing Brand New’, was placed at No.2 in the Herald’s Best Scottish Albums of 2015. His written poetry has been published in a range of publications including Gutter Magazine and Neu! Reekie!’s #UntitledTwo anthology.

Live Dates:

Sun 6 May – Glasgow, Stag & Dagger Festival
Mon 14 May – Bristol Fleece w/R.A. The Rugged Man
Tue 15 May – Manchester, Gorilla w/R.A. The Rugged Man
Thu 24 May – Stirling, Tolbooth
Sat 26 May – Edinburgh, The Mash House
Fri 31 Aug – Dumfries & Galloway, Electric Fields Festival

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