South London based rapper and producer Adian Coker has been creating his own buzz on the underground UK Hip-Hop circuit for the past two years or so. His independently released mixtapes Lights Fantastic and Young World earned him praise and admiration from BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Hip-Hop tastemaker Semtex as well as kudos across the pond from the likes of XXL, The Source and Vibe Magazine; something that, at the time, was rather unheard of from a UK artist, let alone a rapper.

Despite his successes, Coker found it necessary to take a year out from music in order to discover new sounds and find new inspiration. 'Gospel' is the first taste of things to come from his forthcoming debut EP, which is due for release later this year. The track encompasses much of his previous, perhaps harder material, combined with a much more… dare I say "radio friendly" sound, thanks in part to a killer hook delivered by rising R&B singer/songwriter Raheem Bakaré. It's a stark reminder that a good chorus always wins and reminds us all that sometimes it's better to bring things back to basics. Lyrically, the track speaks of "reassurance and much-needed optimism" while managing to keep things real, learning from past mistakes and evolving into something better.