Loyle Carner has returned with his brand new single and video for ‘Ottolenghi’, co-written and featuring Jordan Rakei. ‘Ottolenghi’ is named after, and loosely inspired by, the pioneering chef Yotam Ottolenghi.
The video was directed by multiple award winning director Oscar Hudson (Pulse Films) and follows Loyle and family on a train journey in to the surreal. The song’s title comes to life with the subtle cameo of Yotam Ottolenghi himself.
Alongside this human insight sit some distinctly personal references, including a saying from his Grandad and a nod to one of his favourite Roots Manuva songs ‘Dreamy Days’. Armed with this, Loyle soars serenely over soulful hooks, laid back grooves and Rakei’s jazz-inflected tones on the chorus.
Tickets for Loyle’s 2019 tour dates go on general sale on Friday 19th October. See below:
27th April – The Grand Social, Dublin
28th April – The Caves, Edinburgh
30th April – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
1st May – Band on the Wall, Manchester (early show)
1st May – Band on the Wall, Manchester (late show)
3rd May – Concorde 2, Brighton
4th May – Trinity, Bristol
7th May – Roundhouse, London