RELEASES NEW SINGLE
“HANG MY HEAD“
Premiered last night by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, “Hang My Head” is the new single from alternative hip-hop and indie crossover star Dylan Cartlidge. The new single is taken from Dylan’s upcoming debut album, Hope Above Adversity which is set for release on July 9th, featuring his feel-good tracks from 2021, “Molasses (Walk The Walk)” and “Anything Could Happen”.
“Hang My Head” is the second release from Dylan’s recent collaboration with producer Eg White (Adele, Florence + The Machine, Sam Smith) and sees him continuing to embrace positivity in the face of personal adversity. Inspired by White’s trip to Zimbabwe, the track opens with rhythmic clapping and catchy whistling, before building to a surging technicolour chorus in which Dylan triumphantly reminds us that “we’ve got to keep on movin.’” With a fresh freestyle rap thrown in, the track is the perfect demonstration of the full range of Dylan’s musical creativity on a release which undoubtedly spreads optimism and joy.
Hailing from a small town in the North-East of England, Dylan Cartlidge has long since embraced the phrase Hope Above Adversity as his motto. His life path took a turn out of being submerged in adversity and gave him hope for his future when he was spotted and signed to Glassnote Records in 2018.
2020 was a mammoth year for Dylan Cartlidge, the brilliant and effervescent “Yellow Brick Road” – produced by James Dring (Jamie T, Gorillaz) was released early in 2020 and truly set the tone for what was set to be an enormous next few releases. “Yellow Brick Road” has become Dylan’s biggest streaming success to date, as well being supported by Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, Annie Mac and Huw Stephens, spending 8 weeks on Amazing Radio’s A-List, being supported by John Kennedy at Radio X, Tom Robinson on 6Music and Matt Wilkinson at Beats1.
Following the release of “Yellow Brick Road”, Cartlidge revealed his second single “Cheerleader” in July before dropping his first EP “Yellow Brick Road”. The EP was met with much praise, with critics hailing Cartlidge’s ability to shift from genre to genre as well as the brightness of his sound. The most recent release from Dylan Cartlidge “Molasses (Walk the Walk)” was incredibly well received, landing multiple spots among highly regarded playlists across reputable streaming platforms Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and Deezer as well hitting a long list of US and UK radio stations, including BBC Radio 1.
His previous releases of 2021, “Molasses (Walk the Walk)” and “Anything Could Happen”, have also been subject to praise and success. “Molasses (Walk the Walk)” was placed in NBC’s New Amsterdam and “Anything Could Happen” was featured in BBC1’s Spring TV Promo and the Amazon Echo Buds commercial. “Anything Could Happen” has amassed 1.4 million streams and been used by popular TikTok users such as @margo_flury (16.4M followers) and @ashaulaponce2.0 (5.3M followers) with the top videos having 5.7 million views.
“Hang My Head” is available to stream on all platforms now.
Hope Above Adversity is available for preorder now.
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