Officially 2022’s biggest UK breakthrough artist of the year, rap wonderkid ArrDee is kicking off the new year with a bang, unveiling brand-new single ‘Loser’, out Thursday 19th January.
Underpinned by a typically heavy-hitting bassline and a raucous brass section from platinum selling hitmakers and frequent collaborators Jojo, Litek and Why Jay, ‘Loser’ see’s ArrDee go back to his rap roots, sparing no punches as he pokes fun at himself with bars like “little b-tech Aitch, at least Aitch is tall” as well as the haters; “he wouldn’t have no chicks without that blue tick".
‘Loser’ marks his first release since last summer’s UK Funky sampling Kyla collaboration ‘Hello Mate’, whilst debut mixtape ‘Pier Pressure’ has been BPI gold-certified, peaking at #2 in the official charts and becoming the biggest breakthrough release as the highest selling debut album for a British solo artist in 2022, amassing over 500 million streams, containing five UK ‘Top 10’ singles - ‘Oliver Twist’, ‘Flowers (Say My Name)’, ‘War’ with Aitch, ‘Wasted’ with Digga D and the groundbreaking remix of Tion Wayne and Russ Millions’ ‘Body’. A headline UK tour followed, as well as Reading and Leeds festival appearances, before embarking on debut tours of Europe, Australia and New Zealand to close out the year.
ArrDee burst onto the scene with debut freestyle ‘Cheeky Bars’ at the start of 202, a track that picked up organic radio support from Tiffany Calver, DJ Target (BBC 1Xtra), Ricky Melvin and Charlie Hedges (BBC Radio 1) and debuting at #14 in the Viral chart. Swiftly following up with ‘6AM In Brighton’, an ode to his hometown before scoring three UK ‘Top 10’ singles - ‘Oliver Twist’, ‘Flowers (Say My Name)’ and ‘War’ w/ Aitch - and two ‘Top 20’ - ‘Come & Go’ and ‘Wid It’ w/ Tion Wayne - over the past twelve months. Also landing a UK #1 with his verse on the world-conquering ‘Body’ and appearing on the #6 charting Digga D single ‘Wasted’,
With all the signs to another groundbreaking year ahead, ‘Loser’ see’s ArrDee back at the top of his game, showcasing all the jokes and quick-wit lyricism his fans have come to know and love.