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Continued from p27. It delivers a collection of chilled-out, sophisticated sounds and rhymes laced with nostalgia, family values and poetry. “I started poetry when I was young,” explains Coyle-larner, his speech soft and fast. “Rapping came off the back of that. A lot of people did it at school, some left it behind, I got stuck with it.” Coyle-larner credits his drama school background and mother for his love of language. “I love the way Shakespeare used words. It’s something I get from Mum,” he says. “She was into acting and words, and how they can be put together to move people in ways that I can’t be explained, really.” A major part of the Loyle-carner story stems from the artist’s ADHD and dyslexic diagnosis, from being the misunderstood kid to dealing with that through creative writing, to his current side-hustle, running cooking classes for kids with ADHD out of a London kitchen. “Being dyslexic, I struggled with writing critically, but I could always write creatively,” he says. “With creative writing, you’re not judged as much on spelling or form or structure; any mistakes almost add to the poem. It was kind of my little place where I could get away and colour outside the lines.” Yesterday’s Gone paints a full portrait of the artist. He talks about life and family, with his mother making a spoken-word cameo. To him, it sounds like home, his rhymes focusing on vulnerability over bravado. “It’s a snapshot of what it’s like be 20 in London; the depressors, the positives, the negatives,” he explains. “[When I started out] I was making music for myself and for friends who would listen to it. They know me and know what I’m living for. It was nowhere near the kind of Great Gatsby lifestyle people assume you have as a rapper. A lot of my favourite records are by artists such as Mos Def, who have shown that it’s OK to open up. To be honest, there was never really a moment where I wanted to write any other way.” Yesterday’s Gone is out January 20
WRITTEN BY MAD MEN CREATOR MATTHEW WEINER, THIS NEW BOOK FEATURES ON-SET PHOTOGRAPHS, COSTUMES AND NOTES FROM THE WRITERS’ ROOM. MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE FOCUSES ON FUNCTIONALITY, WITH CLEAN, SLEEK LINES, A MIX OF ORGANIC AND GEOMETRIC FORMS AND A RANGE OF MATERIALS AND COLOURS.