J Hus: 'Boundaries in music don't exist any more'
2017-07-31 | Total Views: 8962 | Author: AIO News
J Hus has claimed that his Mercury-nominated debut album represents how â€˜genre doesnâ€™t exist any moreâ€™ in 2017. Watch our video interview above.
Speaking at the unveiling of the 2017 Mercury Music Prize shortlisted albums, where he was nominated for his acclaimed debut â€˜Common Senseâ€˜, J Hus said that he doesnâ€™t believe there are any boundaries are relevant in the current musical climate.
â€œThe album is so diverse,â€ J Hus told NME. â€œTo me now, I donâ€™t really categorise music â€“ I see music as all one. Thatâ€™s what my album represents, because there are so many different sounds. In 2017, there are no boundaries, there are no categories, music is just one.â€
When asked about his fellow nominees, J Hus replied: â€œItâ€™s amazing. If I donâ€™t win, I keep saying to everyone that I want Stormzy to win. Heâ€™s my close friend so Iâ€™m really supporting him hard.â€
The Mercury Music Prize 2017 shortlist is:
Dinosaur: â€˜Together, As Oneâ€™
Ed Sheeran: â€˜Divideâ€™
Glass Animals: â€˜How To Be A Human Beingâ€™
J Hus: â€˜Common Senseâ€™
Kate Tempest: â€˜Let Them Eat Chaosâ€™
Loyle Carner: â€˜Yesterdayâ€™s Goneâ€™
Stormzy: â€˜Gang Signs & Prayerâ€™
The Big Moon: â€˜Love In The Fourth Dimensionâ€™
The xx: â€˜I See Youâ€™
Meanwhile, J Husâ€™ upcoming UK tour dates are below.
Wednesday 11 â€“ NORWICH Nick Rayns LCR
Wednesday 1 â€“ BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Friday 3 â€“ LEICESTER O2 Academy Leicester
Saturday 4 â€“ BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy Bournemouth
Thursday 9 â€“ BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
Friday 10 â€“ MANCHESTER Academy
Saturday 11 â€“ NORWICH UEA
Tuesday 14 â€“ NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Wednesday 15 â€“ LONDON O2 Academy Brixton