AJ Tracey Teases Big Features On “Funky” & Dancehall-Inspired New Album

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British artist AJ Tracey has teased that his upcoming dancehall-inspired album would be “funky” and have “big features”.

The Butterflies singer made a surprise appearance on Capital XTRA Breakfast with Robert Bruce and Shayna Marie last week.. Tracey said on the morning chat program that his third studio album will be released later this year.

“One hundred per cent. Album’s coming out before then end of the year. Before I was a bit hesitant to say that, because it wasn’t finished. But now it is basically finished,” he told Bruce and Marie (per Music News).

When asked what to expect from the next LP, he responded: “Good features, but I will say that it’s not all about the features. It’s about me, actually. Nah, big up the features though, they killed it, yeah. But obviously, do you get it, the majority of the work is me.

A few features but they’re curated – I haven’t picked all my bredrins who are the most lit, I’ve just picked people who sound good on the record. So, it’s sonic, you know what I’m saying? At the end of the day – and that’s not shade on no one else – like, the big features, they matter, init?”

“But I think it’s more about making sure that the sound is cohesive and making sure that when people hear it they’re like, ‘Oh, these lot had fun making this record.’ Like, there’s a meaning behind it, rather than, ‘Oh, they’re both lit and they just kind of…’ You know what I’m saying? Butted heads.”

“I can give you the theme. The theme is just being British – my British experience – what it means to be British. Me growing up, I listened to funky, so this rhythm is like a little funky reference; grime obviously, dancehall, like, whatever my influences are as a black British person, is going to be what the album sounds like.”

AJ Tracey teases “Big Features” On “Funky” & Dancehall-Inspired New Album. His first EP, Secure the Bag! debuted at number thirteen on the UK Albums Chart. Tracey’s second album Flu Game was released in April 2021. It features guest appearances from Nav, Digga D, T-Pain, Kehlani, SahBabii, Millie Go Lightly, MoStack, and Mabel.