Louis VI - Earthling
Louis VI - Earthling

Louis VI - Earthling

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This item is scheduled to be released on 31st March 2023.


Silky smooth productions full of hip-hop, jazz and afro-beat flavours.


“Those that are the least responsible for climate change are on the front line, suffering the most. The places that we’re proud to be from as people of colour in the west, the flags that we rep so proudly at Carnival, are being sacrificed for the gains of politicians and companies right here in the UK. They are suffering at the same colonial hand that took our ancestors & enslaved them; it’s the same hand that’s attacking indigenous communities and nature, destroying the planet for greed. We need to step up and understand that this is our planet to take care of… we need to remember how to be earthlings again.”

EARTHLING is the hotly-tipped second album from musical all-rounder Louis VI. Here, the rapper, self-taught producer, and multi-instrumentalist draws on hip hop, jazz, electronic, afrobeat, funk, RnB, and soul to create a melting pot of future-leaning sounds to follow his self-released debut, SUGAR LIKE SALT, which was praised widely by tastemakers such as Gilles Peterson, Jamz Supernova, BBC1XTRA, Frank Ocean, NOISEY, and more.

EARTHLING has been three and a half years in the making, and is released on the newly-minted HiyaSelf Recordings helmed by Nightmares On Wax. On this outrospective, psychedelic and emotional journey we follow Louis on his quest to show what it means to be human. Over the fourteen tracks the North London native displays his “fullest, most honest, most eccentric self to date”, a tale of joy, anger and exploration set against a backdrop of police brutality, racism, and colonial legacy.

Much inspired by his own experiences and challenges growing up in a rough but culturally vibrant part of North London, Louis’ Caribbean, French, and British heritage partly explains his alternative interpretation of London hip hop and jazz. As an artist who always felt like a misfit, music wasn’t just a distraction from outside, but was also an escape from violence he grew up with inside his own home.

Format Info

Indie 2LPs are pressed on orange eco-friendly vinyl.


2. IT”S OK ft. Lex Amor
3. ORANGE SKIES ft. Mick Jenkins
7. YONN MANMAN LATÉ ft. Moses Boyd
8. TAKE YOUR SHOES OFF ft Alex Cosmo Blake
9. NEEDLE IN THE OCEAN ft. Oscar Jerome
10. SOMMER ft Alex Cosmo Blake
11. TILL’ MORNIN ft Bluestaeb & Aréna
14. WHEN I BLOW ft. Alxndr London & Greg Paul

Artist: Louis VI
Label: HiyaSelf Recordings
Catalogue: HSRULP1X
Barcode: 5053760093183
Format: 2LP
Release Date: 31st March 2023

This product is a pre order and is scheduled to be released 31st March 2023.

This product is available on preorder with a limited discounted price.


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When is this released?

Louis VI - Earthling is available for preorder now and has a scheduled release date of 31st March 2023. In the event of any delays to this date, we will try to keep this page updated, specifically in the 'release updates' tab. Sadly, we are seeing a lot of date changes in 2022 so please bear with us.

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What is the discount?

Louis VI - Earthling is listed at a special discounted pre order price (usually between 10-15 percent) that will revert to full price during the week of release.


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