Aitch new album 'Close To Home' 2022: release date, songs, tracklist and more
29 April 2022, 10:51 | Updated: 20 May 2022, 14:39
Is Aitch dropping a new album in 2021? Is he releasing any new songs? Here's what we know.
It sounds like Aitch is readying his debut album Close To Home, and fans have been waiting for this since 2018.
The following year, the Manchester rapper stole the show with features on Young T & Bugsey's 'Strike Me A Pose' and the 'Keisha & Becky' remix with Russ Millions, Tion Wayne, Swarmz, Savo, and JAY1.
Plus, he's since gone on to top the charts with singles like 'Taste (Make It Shake)', 'Rain' with AJ Tracey and 'Buss Down' with ZieZie - plus, his new single 'Baby'.
So, who's ready for that new Aitch?
What is Aitch's new album called?
Aitch's new album is titled Close To Home. Writing on social media after revealing the name, the rapper said:
"This one means a lot. The past 4 years have been crazy thank you to everyone that’s been involved I can’t appreciate you enough, whether you been here from the start or not I got nothing but love."
"A lot of different emotions went into this I can’t wait to share it with u lot!
Came this far without dropping an album and that’s all because of you, thank you for being patient with me,"
He added, "let’s see how far this one takes us."
His previous projects include Polaris (2020), AitcH2O (2019) and On Your Marks (2017).
When is Aitch's new album being released?
Aitch exclusively revealed to Capital XTRA in early 2022 that his debut album will be dropping in August 2022, if not earlier in the summer.
In April, the rapper tweeted that the record was '99%' finished.
What songs are on Aitch's new album?
In March 2022, Aitch dropped the lead single from his new album, 'Baby'.
The video features his rumoured girlfriend Amelia Dimoldenberg and sees the rapper sample Ashanti's classic tune 'Rock Wit U'.
A month later, Aitch linked up with Giggs for their collaborative track 'Just Coz', which is expected to appear on the album.
In February 2021, Aitch tweeted about his hotly-anticipated upcoming music, writing, "New Music Soon".
The Manchester rapper has been teasing several unreleased tracks on his snapchat throughout March-April 2021.
He often shares selfie videos of him jamming to his own songs, while being in the studio.
On Tuesday (Apr 20) the "UFO" rapper took to Instagram to share an emotional handwritten letter, signed by him.
Fans became worried when he expressed deep feelings of loneliness and sadness, despite his level of success.
However, it became clearer that Aitch had written lyrics for his music towards the end of the letter.
He also revealed he will be "Back Soon", meaning he will be returning to the music scene.
Aitch hasn't dropped any solo material since his 2020 EP Polaris, which was released at the end of May last year.
Polaris featured songs including 'Safe To Say', 'Raw' and monster hit 'Rain' with AJ Tracey featuring Tay Keith.
His 2019 EP, AitcH2O, included smash hits 'Taste (Make It Shake)' and 'Buss Down' featuring Zie Zie.
Who features on Aitch's new album?
Giggs is expected to appear on Aitch's album in the form of their collaboration 'Just Coz'.
Some of the rapper's previous collaborators could well appear on the record.
In the past, Aitch has worked with artists including AJ Tracey and Tay Keith ('Rain'), Young T & Bugsey ('Strike Me A Pose'), ZieZie ('Buss Down'), Ed Sheeran, Stormzy and Jaykae ('Take Me Back To London') and D-Block Europe ('UFO') to name a few.