Having released one of this year’s biggest British Breakthrough albums, J Hus announces his European tour which kicks off November 1st 2017.
His debut album ‘Common Sense’ came in at No. 6 on The Official Charts, and has since spent three weeks in the Top Ten selling an impressive 30k units to date. The album joins the company of previous breakthroughs including Rag N Bone Man (#1) and Stormzy (#2). Top Ten single ‘Did You See’ has had over 20 million video views and an impressive 21 million plus Spotify streams.
J Hus also recently released his Kalvadour Peterson directed video for ‘Common Sense’. This simple yet stylised visual is the perfect accompaniment to the title track of his debut album out now via Black Butter Records. Loosely inspired by the graphic artwork for the album, at opening credit Peterson’s cinematic visual instantly sets Hus apart and positions him as a global superstar. The track is co-produced with The Compozers and Mark Crown of Rudimental features live drums as a self-assured Hus starts as he means to go on. “I wanted to start the album very confidently, 100%. People often think of me as a singer, and I wanted to reaffirm myself as a rapper. I’ve got bars!” As for the title of the album and Hus’s answer is similarly self-assured. “It’s common sense to listen to J Hus,” he laughs, “Why would you listen to anything else?”
Boasting an ebullient blend of Dancehall, Afrobeat, Grime, Rap, Garage and R&B, ‘Common Sense’ is a musical revelation, an emotional rollercoaster ride into the inner musings of an inner-city musician. As well as his signature sound – some say UK Afrobeats, others AfroGrime – there are nods to others influences too. Production over the entire album comes from Hus and long-term collaborator JAE5, with additional production on select tracks by Tiggs, Show & Prove, The Compozers, Mark Crown, TSB and iO.
Tickets to see J Hus plus Special Guests at The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA (Norwich) on Saturday 11th November 2017, 6.30pm go on sale Thursday 8th June @ 10am from www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk.
Note: £17.50 Advance STBF / 14s+