In ‘hugo’, there’s a central question that Loyle Carner keeps coming back to: ‘I’m young, Black, successful and have a platform – but where do I go next?’. The answer is explored in this epic scream of a third album. With urgent delivery and gloriously widescreen production, Carner confronts both the deeply personal and the highly political. With Mercury and Brits nominations, NME Awards and appearances in global brand campaigns, Carner has undoubtedly had a meteoric rise to the top, culminating with his second album ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ charting at number 3 in the UK albums chart in 2019. By continuing to write in these tumultuous times with a renewed clarity and sense of artistic freedom, Carner reached deeper beneath the surface than he ever had before.