Not being familiar with his work, I was pretty happy to hear this debut EP, from Loyle Carner. It’s golden-era hip hop with a touch of jazz feel to it. He instantly hooks me at the intro with “BFG” where the sampling of Donnie and Joe Emerson’s, ‘Baby,’ is pure gold. ‘A Little Late’ is an EP rife with discontent, endlessly feeling frustrated and striving to keep your head above water. This, however is understandable as the young rapper had to deal with the passing of his father during the creation of the project. Throughout the 6-tracks he channels an everyman persona, searching for meaning in life, love and loss. However, it’s not pure darkness; as the production handle by Rebel Kleff is warm and relaxed. A few notable tracks are “October”, Pieces” and ” Sea Shells”. As I backtracked through some of his earlier work, I see that I’ve missed out. He’s definitely one to watch for and this EP sets the bar. Check out ‘A Little Late’ and support.