Octavian – Little
‘Little’ is the new single 22 year old French-born, south east London-raised rapper Octavian, who is without doubt one of the breakout names of 2018
22-year-old French-born, south-east London-raised rapper Octavian is, without doubt, one of the breakout names of 2018. In the nine months since the release of his acclaimed debut single ‘Party Here’, Octavian has managed to capture the attention of the streets, fellow artists and critics in equal measures, with a series of crossover anthems and incendiary live performances that have got everyone talking.
If ‘Party Here’ was a near-perfect introduction to one of our exciting new talents, follow up singles ‘100 Degrees (ft. Sam Wise)’ and ‘Hands’ only added to that claim, showcasing an artist willing to experiment and pushing to expand his horizons with his flawless fusion of genres. Today, Octavian releases a brand new single and video. Produced by O12 (who also produced ‘100 Degrees’), ‘Little’ sees Octavian demonstrating his sharp lyrical dexterity (in contrast to the more abstract sonic textures of ‘Hands’) and features another video from Octavian’s Essie Gang collaborators Kill Farrell and Armin Druz, who have directed all the Octavian videos so far. Filmed in various London locations including OVO’s flagship Poland Street store, the ‘Little’ video sees ICY JUST taking a starring role alongside Octavian himself. It’s another release that proves Octavian is very much in his own, unique lane, and is a vital fresh voice in UK music.
Meanwhile, after playing his biggest headline show yet earlier this month – a sold out-in-minutes event at Peckham’s 600 capacity Bussey Building – and performing at the Great Escape, All Points East and Love Saves The Day festivals recently, Octavian is set perform at festivals throughout the summer. The full set of currently-announced Octavian live dates are below.
Sat 16th June Strawberries & Creem, Cambridge, UK
Thur 26th June AMP at Jazz Cafe, London, UK