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Coops - "Essence"

Coops today releases new single ‘Essence’ – the latest impressive preview of his long-awaited forthcoming new album ‘Lost Soul 2’.

‘Essence’, produced by Greatness Jones, is an inspiring cut of positivity from the talented North London rapper, ruminating about life across trademark boom-bap drums and a rolling bass line. The video, shot in Broomfield Park in North London, sees Coops joined by his entire family for a celebration of kinship.

“Essence brings the uplifting vibes” shares Coops, “It is about self-reflecting and moving in your truth, reconnecting with the natural world, adopting healthier habits and building positive connections with oneself and the people we coexist with.”

Essence is set to feature on Coops’ newly announced forthcoming album ‘Lost Soul 2’ – released independently on 23rd September via Lost Soul Records. You can pre-save the album on DSPs

Lost Soul 2’, the seventh full length release from the prodigious talent, was recorded at Coops’ studio in Hackney and serves as the sequel to his seminal Lost Soul mixtape, which still commands huge admiration nearly a decade since its release and is widely seen as a cult UK hip-hip classic. The new album sees a welcome return to the creative partnership with producer Talos that flourished on ‘Lost Soul’.

“Before making Lost Soul 2 I had to revisit the original. I didn't want to replicate Lost Soul and probably couldn't have even if I tried but I did want to reconnect with the early processes that were behind the making of that first album and then allow it to evolve...” explains Coops, “It is not a continuation but an evolution. An evolution of sound and styles, writing and production and of personal growth and maturity. However, during the process, I began to realise that eight years on the themes I was discussing, although matured in perspective, were still eerily similar to the original.”

In support of the new album, Coops has announced details of his debut UK headline tour. The ‘Lost Soul’ tour will see Coops on the road in October and November with a special hometown show at London’s XOYO on Friday 4th November. Full dates can be found below while tickets are on sale now here:

While the original reflected the uncertainty in his teenage years, ‘Lost Soul 2’ explores the navigation of adult life against the backdrop of the precariousness of the world in 2022. It’s a tale of progression and growth: Coops’ emotional capacity has matured, as has the soulful melodies he is crafting. It demonstrates evolution without compromising the important message in his music.

Lost Soul 2’ is Coops at his truest, purest, and most effortless and, having flown under the radar for far too long, is set to cement his status as one of the UK’s foremost lyricists.

Lost Soul 2’ is released Friday 23rd September on Lost Soul Records.

Coops ‘Lost Soul’ UK Tour Dates were:

Thu 06/10/22 – Newcastle – Cluny

Fri 07/10/22 – Barrow – Underground Music Society

Wed 12/10/22 – Manchester – Blues Kitchen

Thu 13/10/22 – Leeds – Headrow House

Thu 20/10/22 – Exeter – Move

Fri 21/10/22 – Totness – Barrelhouse

Sat 22/10/22 – Falmouth – The Cornish Bank

Thu 27/10/22 – Bristol – The Jam Jar

Sat 29/10/22 – Guildford – The Boilerroom

Fri 04/11/22 – London – XOYO

Sun 06/11/22 – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds


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