Kate Tempest returns with her third studio album, The Book Of Traps and Lessons.
This highly anticipated album was crafted with Rick Rubin and Dan Carey over the course of the past five years. It follows Tempest’s previous releases, 2014’s Everybody Down and 2017’s Let Them Eat Chaos, both of which were shortlisted for the Mercury Prize. Last year, Kate Tempest was nominated for Best Female Solo Performer at the Brit Awards.
A handful of words often tell you everything you need to know. When asked: who is Kate Tempest? she gives a brief, albeit telling, answer. “Kate Tempest is the words,” she responds. You haven’t ever seen, heard, or experienced anyone quite like her. Tempest uncovers the missing link between the golden ages of literature and hip-hop. The London-born spoken-word artist, rapper, poet, novelist, and playwright rhymes with a century-turning fury.