Brighton rap and production duo Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn kick off their 2021 today with brand new single ‘Tears On My Window’.
A song for our times, ‘Tears On My Window’ delves into Frankie’s thoughts and feelings during the lockdowns over the last year – a struggle many of us will be familiar with. Known for his lyrical honesty, this is Frankie at his most poignant and relatable, his bars flowing like a stream of consciousness over Harvey’s beautifully melancholic beat.
“I’m always trying to be as honest as I can be with my writing and I feel like tears on my window is just that. It’s a representation of how I’ve been feeling for all of these lockdowns. There’s definitely hope in there if you listen hard enough. There’s not really a reason why I wrote it, there’s no reason why I write anything, I’m just writing what I feel when I feel it, I have to. It’s therapy for me,” Frankie explains.
Only in their early 20’s, best mates Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn have been self-releasing their uniquely British blend of hip hop, garage and dance music for the best part of a decade, amassing over 50 million streams in the process. Built on an independent, grassroots foundation, their hugely dedicated cult following is growing at an increasingly rapid pace, as seen by their upcoming headline booking at London’s 2,300 capacity O2 Forum Kentish Town. Their latest album, 2020’s Breathing Exercises, saw them add Loyle Carner to a diverse list of collaborators that includes the likes of Murkage Dave and Ady Suleiman, with widespread tastemaker support coming from Annie Mac, DJ Target, Huw Stephens and 6Music among others. 2021 is set to see them take their unique sound to even wider audiences with more new music and their biggest UK headline tour to date.