George Muncey

slowthai has released his third full-length album Ugly.

The new record arrived Friday

"People see you as a character. They don’t actually know who you are," says slowthai of the new record. "You’re stereotyped as the nutter who gets in his boxers. I was doing that to show that you should be free at shows and enjoy yourself but you choose to see me as an idiot.”

He continues: “It doesn’t matter what or who people think you are, you’ve just got to stay true and respect yourself. I have UGLY tattooed on my face because it’s a reminder to love myself, rather than put myself down constantly or feel the impression people have of me should determine who I am as a person.”

Hear the album now.