Last year, Trinidad-born, Romford-raised rapper, singer, songwriter and producer Berwyn released his critically acclaimed debut mixtape DEMOTAPE/VEGA. Alongside standalone single “Vinyl” and a sold-out UK tour, his year culminated with an inclusion in the prestigious BBC “Sound of” Poll (and subsequent final placing of number three).
Today, he kicks off an eventful 2021 with the release of “100,000,000” – a further reminder of why he’s regarded as one of the most exciting new voices in music. Watch the Lucy Hickling directed video for “100,000,000”.
“100,000,000” is the latest account of Berwyn’s vividly penned memories documenting the journey he took to get to where he is now, he describes it as “very much something I had to get off my chest as I didn’t get a chance to on DEMOTAPE/VEGA.” The new track (which features backing vocals from his sister Chrissy) sees his bruised, understated vocals recount harder times, those spent sleeping in cars and the feeling of “very much being away from home… whatever form home takes.”
DEMOTAPE/VEGA was released in September 2020. Inspired by an early life of trials and adversity and fuelled by a diet of toast, weed and insomnia, BERWYN wrote and produced the 10 tracks that made up the tape in “a shithole flat” in just two weeks; though it distils a lifetime of experiences living on the fringes of London life. It is raw and authentic yet held together with positivity and hope.