Watch: Aitch - 1989
The young rapper puts his own spin on madchester anthem Fools Gold, as he gears up for an Aus tour and his debut album.
A few months ago, we caught up for a chat with up and coming British rapper Aitch, following his silver-certified and triple j playlisted release Baby, and ahead of his Australian tour kicking off this July in Perth. In the talk Aitch promised that 2022 is “definitely gonna be the biggest year so far.” and today has proof of that, as he announces that the debut album Close to Home is entering the world August 19, celebrating this news with the second single from the LP: 1989.
The single demonstrates Aitch’s ability to fire quick-witted bars and whip-smart wordplay, as he builds on the legendary hook from the madchester anthem Fools Gold by The Stone Roses (released in 1989), bringing its undeniable groove and catchy feel into the modern rap world. As a celebration of the city’s auspicious storytelling past, and exciting future, the single's accompanying video shows the streets and sites of the young rapper's hometown as he fools around, and just has an all round great time with some mates.
Recently anointed as a Forbes Magazine ‘30 Under 30’ name to keep an eye on, Close to Home is set to be a refined reflection of Aitch’s undeniable charisma and swagger, whilst showing how he has matured and grown as an artist and songwriter. Humbled and grounded by his roots, Aitch is determined to put North Manchester back on the global music map as he continues to dominate charts, collaborate with the likes of Stormzy and Ed Sheeran, tour internationally, and ultimately grow his music on a global scale.
Out now, listen and watch Aitch weave wit, humour, and confidence into his new single 1989, as we wait on Close to Home’s release come August 19.
Aitch’s debut album Close to Home is out August 19 via Virgin Music Australia.
AITCH AUSTRALIA & NZ TOUR 2022
w/ special guest Nerve*
Fri 22 July | Metro City, Perth*
Sun 24 July | Splendour In The Grass
Tues 26 July | Enmore Theatre, Sydney*
Wed 27 July | Forum, Melbourne*
Thurs 28 July | The Gov, Adelaide*
Sat 30 July | San Fran, Wellington*
Sun 31 July | Powerstation, Auckland*