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First artist to host 6 Music’s Artist in Residence: AAA is named

Loyle Carner will be the first artist to host 6 Music’s Artist in Residence: AAA – a new short film for BBC iPlayer.

The musician revealed the news when he joined Nemone, who was sitting in for Lauren Laverne on the 6 Music Breakfast Show.

Filmed at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios, 6 Music’s Artist in Residence: AAA gives musicians an opportunity to work with some of the world’s best equipment and engineers.

The artist films a performance, collaboration or conversation to show fans their creative process and complement the Artist in Residence radio series on 6 Music and BBC Sounds.

Loyle will be joined by his producer Kwes and engineer Nick Mills to break down tracks from his latest album, hugo to share insights into the way they were made.

Born and raised in Croydon, the hip hop musician has been nominated twice at the Brit Awards. His 2017 debut album, Yesterday’s Gone, was described as album of the year by The Independent and nominated for the Mercury Prize that year. He has performed at Glastonbury and was also a 6 Music presenter.

Loyle was 6 Music’s first Artist in Residence in 2020 and there’s another chance to hear classic episodes from his original series weekly, from Wednesday 2 November – Wednesday 7 December, on 6 Music (12am-1am) and on BBC Sounds.

Camilla Pia, Commissioning Executive, 6 Music says: “I’m thrilled to be launching Artist in Residence: AAA with Loyle Carner. He is a star and a masterful storyteller, and his most recent album, hugo, sees him take his artistry to the next level.

“Two years ago, as the first ever 6 Music Artist In Residence, he dug into his musical DNA for us and presented a run of incredible radio shows.

“Now he’s back and giving us the chance to dig even deeper into his music and influences with this short film. AAA is about getting to the heart of the artist and Loyle’s episode is a must-see for fans of his work – you can literally see how the magic happens.”

6 Music Artist in Residence: AAA with Loyle Carner will be live on BBC iPlayer from Wednesday 9 November.


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