Emerging, London-hailing hip-hop artist and skater trans artist Indy Newland takes us on an honest and emotive journey through life’s firsts, self-identity and the journey to embracing one's true self on his compelling debut album Little Man.
Inspired by intimate experiences drawn from Newland’s time at university, finding independence, discovering love and realising his true identity as a transgender man, the captivating album is an intensely personal 13-track collection that manages to strike a chord with anyone listening as it extends seamlessly into ruminations on chosen family and themes of unwavering determination.
With a heartfelt core message of self-discovery and a captivating sonic signature that blends elements of hip-hop, jazz and soul into emotive R&B-tinged vocals, the album is a showcase of Newland’s ability to weave stories that allure and emote to perfection.
The album also includes samples from the documentary film Paris Is Burning, which chronicles New York's LGBTQ+ community in the 1980s, further driving home undertones of ambition and resilience that bolster the production.
Speaking on his motivation for creating the album, Indy Newland says, "Music has saved my life countless times, and that's why I do what I do, so I can repay the gift. Not giving up despite how 'bad' things seem and working on my career to become one of the best one day, doing whatever it takes to get there."
Having turned to music for comfort and finding his space in production and rap, Indy Newland is an inspiring and courageous musical icon who takes us along on a transformative and immersive journey.