Written by Rahoul Naik
Perhaps for our younger readers, Plan B may not be an artist that you remember or know much about, however for us older-ish folk; Plan B helped define a British sound throughout the noughties and his last project coming in 2012, Ill Manors.
The London based artist first broke out onto the scene in 2006 with his debut project, Who Needs Actions When You Got Words, which really boosted B’s rough hip-hop sound and he was able to curate that masterfully for a number of years.
His sophomore LP, The Defamation Of Strickland Banks, changed B’s tune completely and he became a soul singer, channeling every bit of emotion from the last record but using his smooth voice to talk about his trials and tribulations.
Since the release of Ill Manors, which was also a film he wrote and directed, B has been trying to ‘live life’ as he said in an interview with Mistajam on BBC 1Xtra. He now has a family and he says that his new music will be much more singing based and will be about his life experiences over the last 5 years.
A lot of this can already be heard on his first single, In The Name Of Man. A heartfelt song that seeks to really hit the listener with some emotion and thought. Think of a male Adele with more grit and a bit more swagger; that’s where Plan B has placed himself (for now).
The artist shared the ‘Making Of’ video for the new single which you can check out below.