The new WMFO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight shines brightly on the beautiful new single, “Firesmoke,” from Kate Tempest . The track is the first taste of music off what will undoubtably be one of my favorite albums of the year, The Book of Traps and Lessons, out June 14th via American Recordings/Republic Records.
Kate Tempest is not only an incredible hip-hop musician. She is also an award winning poet who was named “Next Generation Poet” by the Poetry Book Society (an accolade handed out once every decade), an acclaimed playwright with three plays currently to her name, the recipient of the Ted Hughes Award for her spoken work performance, Brand New Ancient, and a best selling author for her 2016 novel, The Bricks That Built the Houses. To say her achievements in the artistic world are impressive is an understatement.
The Book of Traps and Lessons is Tempest’s third studio album since 2016’s, Let Them Eat Chaos, and her debut Everybody Down released in 2014.