British hip-hop titan SKEPTA will release Ignorance Is Bliss on May 31st, his first album since 2016's Konnichiwa. Following the revelation of the album, he has now given us our first taste with the double header of 'Bullet From A Gun' and 'Greaze Mode' (featuring Nafe Smallz).

'Bullet From A Gun' re-introduces SKEPTA absolutely in his realm, surveying the state of current affairs in his own life, in the city and in music - and how he fits into the landscape these days. It's a straightforward beat but he builds it up into a stunner with his mere presence, covering all the bases with his inimitable flow. 'Greaze Mode' moves things into a more hazy mode, synths and bass phasing through the beat offering a more metaphysical space. Here SKEPTA and vocalist Nafe Smallz tag team with one another in a heady combination that suggests the artist is further at ease with his prowess.

SKEPTA's Ignorance Is Bliss is out May 31st through his own Boy Better Know. He's got these tour dates announced for the summer:

Sat, Jun 1 2019 Forbidden Fruits Festival, Ireland
Fri, Jun 7 2019 Field Day, London, UK
Sat, Jun 22 2019 Tauron Nowa Muzyka, Katowice, Poland
Wed, Jul 3 2019 Roskilde Festival, Denmark
Fri, Jul 5 2019 Down The Rabbit Hole, De Groene Heuvels, Netherlands
Sun, Jul 7 2019 Exit Festival, Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad, Serbia
Thu, Jul 11 2019 Pohoda Festival, Airport Trencin, Slovakia
Sat, Jul 13 2019 Dour Festival, Belgium
Wed - Fri, Jul 17-19 2019 Manchester International Festival, Manchester, UK
Thu, Jul 20 2019 Sonar, Barcelona, Spain
Sun, Jul 21 2019 Melt Festival, Ferropolis, Leipzig, Germany

Keep up with The 405's Tracks of the Day in our 2019 playlist, updated every weekday.