Kenny Beats to release debut solo album next week

Kenny Beats to release debut solo album next week

Evan Tretreault

Kenny Beats has announced details of his debut solo album. The instrumental LOUIE will be released on August 31 (next Wednesday) via XL Recordings.

The album is described as a “deeply personal tribute to his ailing father” after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. LOUIE was recorded while the producer was in Bath, England working on Idles‘ album Crawler during December 2021.

“I always said that I wouldn’t do a solo album because I didn’t have anything to say. Finally, I did,” Kenny said in a statement. “Something dark turned into something beautiful. This album encapsulated the feeling of that one month.”

In 2022 Kenny Beats has contributed production to Vince StaplesRamona Park Broke My Heart and Denzel Curry‘s latest, Melt My Eyez See Your Future. He will be performing in Miami at III Points Festival this October and in Los Angeles at The Shrine in November.

LOUIE tracklist:

“Hold My Head”
“So They Say”
“Family Tree”
“Get Around”
“Last Words”
“Drop 10”
“The Perch”
“Really Really”
“That Third Thing”
“Hot Hand”