AJ Tracey new album 'Flu Game' 2021: release date, tracklist, songs & more
23 March 2021, 09:29 | Updated: 23 March 2021, 09:38
The Ladbroke Grove rapper is returning with his sophomore album.
After achieving huge success with his self-titled debut album, AJ Tracey is delivering the goods once again after confirming the completion of his second record, Flu Game.
The London-born rapper took over the airwaves in 2019 with his monster hit 'Ladbroke Grove', and is somewhat of a collaboration king thanks to songs like 'Butterflies', 'Rain', 'Dinner Guest', 'Kiss and Tell' and 'West Ten'.
In November 2020, AJ dropped Secure the Bag! 2, the follow-up EP to 2017's fan favourite Secure the Bag! - could he be giving fans a taster of what's to come on the new album?
Here's what we know so far.
When will it be released?
AJ Tracey is dropping his second album, Flu Game, on Friday 16th April.
The West London rapper dropped the album's lead single, 'Anxious', on 4th March. A few days prior, he took to social media to announce the official release date of the song.
He wrote on Snapchat, "it's my earthday on Thursday but its u lot whos getting the present. That's just how I'm built ❤️ love my supporters 3 much".
Fans took to Twitter to express their excitement for new music from AJ. One fan wrote "IM SO EXCITED FOR @ajtracey NEW ALBUM", while another wrote "An AJ Tracey album after lockdown is done would be an unreal way start the summer".
In January 2021, AJ Tracey confirmed he had finished his second album.
He wrote on Instagram, "finished my album last night," as a flurry of fans flocked to the comments asking for more details.
What is it called?
AJ Tracey's upcoming second album is titled Flu Game.
His first album was self-titled, while his previous projects include: The Front (2015), Alex Moran (2015), AJ's Stocking Filler (2015), Lil Tracey (2016), Secure the Bag! (2017), Secure the Bag! 2 (2020).
Who features on it?
AJ Tracey released the tracklist for Flu Game after confirming the album's 16th April release date.
The record features appearances from T-Pain, Kehlani, Nav, Sahbabii and Millie Go Lightly, as well as Digga D, Mabel, MoStack on a number of pre-released tracks.
His first record featured mainly solo efforts, with the exception of 'Butterflies' with Not3s, 'Necklace' with Jay Critch and 'Nothing But Net' with Giggs.
The deluxe version of the album included more features, including 'Floss' with MoStack and Not3s, 'Halloween' with Young Adz, 'Zelda' with SahBabii and SAFE. It also featured a remix of 'Butterflies' with Popcaan.
Since then, AJ has also worked with Slowthai ('Graveyard Shift'), Skepta ('Kiss and Tell'), Aitch and Tay Keith ('Rain') and Mabel ('West Ten').
In the past he's worked with countless artists including Dave ('Thiago Silva'), Steel Banglez ('Fashion Week') and Jorja Smith, who produced backing vocals on 'Ladbroke Grove').
What songs are on it?
While a tracklist for AJ Tracey's new album is yet to be confirmed, the album's lead single 'Anxious' dropped on March 4.
Following the release of his debut album, AJ released a string of singles including 'Cat Pack', 'Floss', 'Kiss and Tell', 'Rain', 'Dinner Guest' and 'West Ten'.
He also featured on Headie One's single 'Ain't It Different' alongside Stormzy, taken from Headie's 2020 album EDNA.
What does the album cover look like?
No album artwork for AJ Tracey's new album has been released yet.