Leo Robinson is readying the release of his debut album Wish You Were Here.
The Northampton rapper spent last year putting the finishing touches on the LP.
Robinson has become a familiar face on the county’s music scene having previously performed at Northampton’s Music Festival and winning annual new music competition, The Factory.
Speaking about the album, Robinson said: “I’ve spent 2017 doing a few shows, perfecting a new set and finishing the album.
“It was really difficult as any album would be but because it follows a storyline, structure and plan I had mapped out. I’m 100 per cent proud of the album.
“It’s my best project to date and the most I’ve ever critiqued myself on my songs.”
The album features 17 tracks and one skit which were all recorded at Robinson’s home studio. Robinson added: “The first track called Forgive Me features American singer Breana Marin.
“I found her through the producer of the track Mantra. I also had Northampton producer Mio Flux on a track called Mios Room.”
Picking some of his favourite songs from the album, Robinson says: “Wish You Were Here is a track which really looks on the effects of leading a party life and letting things get out of control and Peacocks Hallucinating is a really up beat track.
“I wanted the album to sound varied. The thing I find with story line albums is that if they just follow one story and are all sonically very similar and it’s easy to get bored. I wanted to avoid that as much as I could.
“I based tracks on two story lines – a guy being messed over by a girl and someone who’s always leading a party lifestyle. Both stories end with the consequences.”
Turning to his ambitions for 2018, Robinson said: “I’m looking to play many more shows and showcasing the album wherever I can, perhaps source out a few collaborations and really take a step up as one of Northampton’s strong producers of good quality music.”