SHILOH: Lost for Words is the debut album by East London rapper and producer John Glacier, widely regarded as one of the UK’s most exciting and elusive talents.
In 2019, London-born, LA-based producer Vegyn – who has worked with Frank Ocean and Travis Scott – opened up his studio space to Glacier.
SHILOH has the feel of a mixtape: carefully structured songs nestle alongside works in progress, luxuriating in the tension between her raw lyricism and reticent persona. But Glacier and Vegyn’s production – completed alongside a tight-knit ensemble of Holly, Psychedelic Ensemble, and Tn_490 – coat the record with a cool, understated gloss and keep it from unravelling.
Centre stage is Glacier’s unique vocal style; understated yet possessing a taut conviction, the tone is warped and manipulated for an uncanny twist.
A deeply personal record driven by Glacier’s direct poetic delivery and Vegyn’s alternative take on hip hop and trap, it’s a testament to "how I feel, what I'm going through, and where I want to go in my life" according to Glacier – a bold debut from this unique talent.
1. If Anything
4. Trelawny Waters
9. Green Elephants Freestyle
10. Some Other Thing
11. On Formulation
12. No More Left Like It's Death