Sometime late next month, Bugzy Malone will bless the world with his sophomore studio album The Resurrection, which will see 14 tracks and the previously released singles “M.E.N III,” “Don’t Cry” with Dermot Kennedy, “Notorious” with Chip, “Welcome To The Hood” with Emeli Sandé, and “Cold Nights In The 61.” This past weekend, the Manchester emcee added to that with a new drop titled “Salvador,” a Thomas Mellor and GA-produced effort that sees Malone on a stream-of-consciousness about his past, present, and future:
“Me, I’m just sketching, into my sketch book, I can forgive but I don’t forget, let me just add an additional bit of perspective, we would eat fish fingers with no ketchup, now we eat lobster and I’m in a tracksuit, sat in San Carlo and I’ve got an AP like I’ve been narcos, I’ve got a big business, these boxes at the cargo, you’re looking at a mogul.../”
Directed by BWGRX, the accompanying visual for “Salvador” sees Bugzy Malone in a presumed warehouse full of smoke and colorful lighting. The clip is simple-yet-effective, essentially allowing Malone’s bars and overall performance to remain the clip’s main attraction.
Upon its release, The Resurrection will follow Malone’s 2018 debut LP B. Inspired, a top five release on the UK Albums chart that contained 14 cuts with notable contributions from JP Cooper, Rag’n’Bone Man, Maverick Sabre, Not3s, and Laura White. In addition to its first week chart success, B. Inspired also subsequently earned a Silver certification. Prior to that, Malone made massive waves with the EPs Walk With Me, Facing Time, and King Of The North — there’s also the highly publicized feud with Chip, which created some of the best diss records of the past decade prior to their mutual conciliation.
Press play on Bugzy Malone’s “Salvador” video below.