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Sunderland hip-hop artist Yung Lotus returns with new album Elysian this month.

Following on from a smattering of well-received singles in 2021, the rapper is gearing up to drop his first full length release, and his most substantial body of work since 2020’s Saint XIV – an EP that represented something of a rebirth following a testing period of mental health struggles and financial hardship.

Combining his trademark ethereal sound with a canny ear for stubbornly memorable hooks, Yung Lotus both consolidates and grows his musical palette on Elysian, all while championing a mantra of unrelenting positivity.

Looking ahead to his upcoming release, the Wearside artist says: “While staying true to my roots and expanding my sound, Elysian is a positive, thriving piece of art that I hope resonates with people on an uplifting level. I’ve been working on this project for the best part of a year now and hope it delivers on experience.”

Creatively diverse, Yung Lotus’ tendency to pair otherworldly beats with psych-infused melodies and leftfield flows makes for an impressively unique take on an increasingly prevalent sub-genre of hip-hop, and Elysian looks set to take a bold new step in the rapper’s promising career.

Yung Lotus releases Elysian on 3rd June.

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