Australian rapper and songwriter, Tuka – one third of acclaimed hip hop heroes Thundamentals – has officially announced his third solo album “Life Death Time Eternal” will be available on July 10 and available to pre-order now.
Having already showcased first cut, the stirring and immersive ‘Nirvana’, the 2nd song to be lifted from the album is the infectious ‘Yeah Right’ which Tuka describes as one of his favourite tunes from the album – check out the video for “Yeah Right” here:
LDTE is A body of work that heralds the coming of age of a truly unique voice in the local hip hop scene – a deeply personal and heavily themed record – bold, melodic and unafraid to colour outside of the lines.
Having had a hugely successful 2014 as a member of Thundamentals, whose album ‘So We Can Remember’ debuted at #3 on the ARIA chart and it was the only album from 2014 to be nominated for an ARIA Award, AIR Award, J Award, FBi SMAC Award and The Australian Music Prize, Tuka took some time out to record another solo album. Tuka’s solo body of work already includes his debut LP ‘Will Rap For Tuka’ (2010) and the follow up LP ‘Feedback Loop’ (2011) which debuted at #4 on the AIR 100% Independent Album Charts and peaked at #2 on the iTunes Hip Hop / Rap Charts.
The soundscape for ‘Life Death Time Eternal’ in a nutshell is ‘Happy vs Sad’ – Tuka went to a lot of effort in ensuring the emotional energy of the album was in perfect harmonious balance.
Says Tuka of the album: ”Getting it to feel centred was really important to me. Not too positive not too negative, not too pop not too “underground”, not too feminine not too masculine, not too melodic not too rap etc.. It was the fastest I’ve I ever written a whole album (about 9 months) but that being said I feel it has some of the strongest song writing I’ve ever produced”.
The album will be released in standard and deluxe versions. Says Tuka of the Deluxe version: “As some of you may already know, I’m a MASSIVE fan of illustration. So when I decided to do a Deluxe version of #LDTE I really wanted to have something extra special made up for it… the #LDTE Deluxe version comes with 3 additional exclusive tracks and an 18 page booklet/fold out poster of this artwork.
In addition, fans can head to Tuka’s website HERE and choose from a slew of different deluxe bundles including signed albums, tees, baseball caps, lyric zines, lithographs, tote bags, skateboard decks and hand-drawn art!