Word Waterfall KAE TEMPEST Raps And Rolls About Life On New Ace Album ‘THE LINE IS A CURVE’

9 April 2022

Artist: KAE TEMPEST
Who: Versatile British rap artist
from London with 4 albums so far.

New album: THE LINE IS A CURVE
Released: 8 April 2022 – order info here

Press info: ‘The Line Is A Curve’ is about letting go. The core of the record is that the pressures we face do not always have to be heavy burdens, but can be reframed; the more pressure a person is under, the greater the possibility for release. The album plays like a chronicle of pressures – the mind-numbing pursuit of a comfortable life, the eternal striving for more, the pressures of the city, the country, the times. The pressures of maintaining relationships, of battling illness, addiction, poor mental health, the vacuous life of our online selves. The musicality becomes more expansive as the lyrical horizon broadens and we glimpse coastlines, high streets, scrap yards, train stations in the rain.

NME says: “The songwriter and poet’s fourth record is a direct and dazzling step forward,
and provides a shining example of the power in emotional exploration… At this point, the overwhelmingly acclaimed, Ivor Novello-nominated Kae Tempest has little to prove as a lyricist. What’s most notable about their fourth record ‘The Line Is A Curve’, then, is that it sees those standards surpassed – and all without straying from the direct power of a perfectly honed lyric. Although frequently dazzling, the record deals in simple terms, the songwriter-poet’s slick and direct vocal always front-and-centre over spacious and emotive production from frequent collaborator Dan Carey”.
Score: 4/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Tempest raps, rattles, and rolls as a female Mike Skinner
aka The Streets. But her journey goes deeper emotionally. Her lifelike observations,
human stories, and dreamy musings read like her biography and musically it’s
catchier than ever. Swagger and ardour through the whole ride. Top!

Singles: No Prizes / I Saw Light

– NO PRIZES –

– I SAW LIGHT –

Stream the full album on Spotify…

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KAE TEMPEST And FONTAINES D.C. Frontman GRIAN CHATTEN Together On A Magnetic Rap

New striking strokes

31 March 2022

Artist: KAE TEMPEST
Who: Versatile British rap artist
from London with 4 albums so far

New album: THE LINE IS A CURVE

New single: I SAW THE LIGHT
Follow up to lead single No Prizes.

Kae: “So glad that true poet of our age Grian Chatten joined me”.

TUTV: Cool. Tempest and Chatten sound like a perfect
fit for this speedy spoken word rap bash. Magnetic!

Lyrics

Beginning with an ending in mind, I took a minute
Saw too much. Ahead of my time
Came away laughing, blushed
Carton crushed
Everything was unfastened. Rush
In the stifling air of a thin little moment
Rush
Can’t keep my focus
My skin’s your skin
Vivid as a memory fading by the minute
Screaming your name like I was afraid you’d be in it
You’re truth to me. Clutching at straws. Don’t know you
Never even met you

I put my pen down and started to drift
I stopped living
Stared at the grass at the edge of the cliff
I saw women
Heart is a yellowing brick
Dead set on a wish that can never exist
A transition

I want to be is but I’m isn’t

Ambition kicks me awake and says, dress
I was looking for the door
All I found was your flesh, your flesh, your blessed dismembered hands are sand
I’m stranded

I want to be thrown against the wall
By a tall cold dickhead
With a morse-code accent
That I can’t look at
Without starting something I’ll regret

Everything’s beautiful
I digress

I saw light in the buildings at night
I saw light in the windows as I passed them by
On the river. On the ledge. On the bridge
On the side of your face at the bar
It went dark. I saw light

I saw light in the buildings at night
I saw light in the windows as I passed them by
On the river. On the bridge. On the ledge
On the side of your face at the bar
It went dark. I saw light

Tapped out a few laughs on the summer’s grass
And in all the sky’s many merry blues
I read one thousand words
Of pretty good news
And now heliotropes around your light gather
And they chatter and chatter and they chatter
Make insipid remarks about things that matter
‘Till they don’t anymore
‘Till they don’t weigh a crumb
Until the caring in you is surely done
Until dead is every one of us floating about
Between good bookie odds and 2 for 1 on stout
So live it all out
In lust of a stage
Where you were busy trying to trap the heart on the page
Having scenes arranged into your bones
And happily arranging yourself to be alone
Believing happiness to be a train that just doesn’t stop for you
A pain but a friend that doesn’t pretend
A pain but a friend that doesn’t pretend
A pain but a friend that doesn’t pretend

I saw light in the buildings at night
I saw light in the windows as I passed them by
On the river. On the bridge. On the ledge
On the side of your face at the bar
It went dark. I saw light

I saw light in the buildings at night
I saw light in the windows as I passed them by
On the river. On the bridge. On the ledge
On the side of your face at the bar
It went dark. I saw light…

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KAE TEMPEST With Spoken Rap Word Story ‘NO PRIZES’ From Her New Upcoming LP

New striking strokes

Artist: KAE TEMPEST
Who: Versatile British rap artist
from London with 4 albums so far

New album: THE LINE IS A CURVE

New single: NO PRIZES
feat. British soulful folk artist
Lianne La Havas
who sings
the chorus.

Tempest rips and raps here like a female Mike Skinner (the male Tempest)
while telling the life story of three people in a ceaseless and a waterfall
of words
ballad…

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