The 20-year-old vocalist, musician and rapper Col3trane has released his long-awaited brand new EP ‘Heroine’.
The six track-collection from the prodigal young talent features recent singles ‘Superpowers’ (feat. Goldlink), the Raye and DJDS-assisted ‘The Fruits’ and latest track ‘Problems In Us’, which features production work from London-based producer Sega Bodega. Together the tracks seamlessly navigate genres such as hip-hop, future R&B and pop and act as a compelling testament to the strength of Cole’s lyricism and song-writing. ‘Heroine’ follows his critically-acclaimed debut EP ‘B.O.O.T’ and debut mixtape ‘Tsarina’.
Following the release of B.O.O.T late last summer, Cole solidified his standing as one of London’s most differentiated young talents. With sold out dates across Australia and Europe, (including a very special headline show at London’s Village Underground in October as well as follow-up headline slot at Annie Mac’s AMP, a shortlist for the MTV Brand New 2019 and an appearance on the cover of Arena Homme +’s 25th anniversary issue (shot by Alasdair McLellan), Cole is continuing to push boundaries and establish himself as one of this year’s most exciting artists to watch.
Born to American and Egyptian parents, Col3trane’s musical upbringing was cross-cultural. Developing an instinct for rhythm and melody, Col3trane drew affiliations to various UK rap and hip-hop collectives across the UK and met collaborators including J Moon and Lauren Ralph, producers of his debut singles and mixtape. At the end of 2017, Cole released his debut mixtape ‘Tsarina’ which was described by Pigeons and Planes as “one of the best debut projects in recent years” followed by his critically-acclaimed sophomore follow-up ‘B.O.O.T’ last last summer. A unique combination of emotionally intelligent lyricism, future-facing beats and genre elasticity, both collections are a testament to the young artist’s differentiated and complex approach to music and have been championed by the likes of Crack, The Fader, Hypebeast, High Snobiety, i-D, GRM Daily, Trench and more.