ARTIST OF THE WEEK: No. 233 Johnny Lloyd

Although his days as the lead singer of Camden-based four-piece Tribes are far behind him, frontman Johnny Lloyd has been hard at work establishing himself as a solo performer in recent years. Releasing a pair of EPs including 2016’s ‘Dreamland’ and 2017’s ‘Eden’, the singer-songwriter is soon to pass the first major milestone of his career with his debut album 'Next Episode Starts In 15 Seconds' arriving in May.

Having unveiled the record's title-track, a single which sees him collaborate with Xtra Mile labelmate Frank Turner, we see a very sombre and humbled frontman at the helm. With little more than a guitar and his own voice, Johnny Lloyd has been able to reinvent himself as thoughtful and provocative songwriting, delivering smart and elegance prose in the process.

Speaking about his new single, the frontman added, “[Next Episode] was the first song I wrote for the album and it just landed out of nowhere. It marked a real turning point. It’s all about trying to enjoy the moment and not succumb to this modern idea of constant success. Everyone is different and that’s what makes life interesting, you don’t have to be anything or anybody you don’t want to be. It’s about trying to live in the moment.”

'Next Episode Starts In 15 Seconds' will be released on the 3rd May via Xtra Mile Records, and you can check out the record's title-track in the player below.