Songer releases introspective new mixtape ‘The Price Of Therapy’

Following the acclaimed success of last year’s Skala LP, Reading rapper Songer has attempted to reaffirm his connection to his music with the release of his latest mixtape, The Price Of Therapy.


The new, nine-track offering sees the 23-year-old rapper reflect on the fame and following he’s acquired over the years, which has seen him release five full-length projects in as many years.

As its title suggests, The Price Of Therapy bears a personal, diaristic approach, true to the line on opening track ‘Thought Park’: “This project [is] to remind you who I am / I’m not a viral fucking TikTok, I’m a son.”

Speaking more specifically about the release as a whole, Songer has shared: “The Price Of Therapy is a project about coming to grips with the positive and negative consequences of using music as a form of help.

“It’s a balance of highs, lows, honesty, and hyperbole, to express the challenges of acceptance. The music fluctuates between vulnerability and bravado, all with the underlying tone of beauty. 

“I wrote it to maintain an honest relationship with my music, and so I can always associate future successes or failures with the most authentic version of myself. It’s a body of work to reflect who I am as a person, as well as an artist.”

Indeed, there’s been a lot for the artist to process in recent times, not least his sold-out UK tour last year, which included a night at London’s Scala – a show which whynow described in our four-star review, Songer “demonstrated his lyrical flow and energy is as consistent onstage as it is in the studio.”

Yet just because much of The Price Of Therapy represents some of Songer’s most introspective work to date by no means makes it any less potent, as it weaves from the lyrical intricacy of ‘Beware Of The Dog’ to the emotive outpouring of ‘If The Sky Would Stay Blue’, sonically blending hip-hop, drum n’ bass, UK rap and more.

The project lands just ahead of the rapper’s ‘The Price of Therapy Tour’, which will commence in Glasgow next week before dates in Dublin, Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham, and an even bigger show at O2 Kentish Town Forum.

See the full list of tour dates below, as well as Songer’s festival slots later this year – and visit the artist’s site to buy tickets.

April 2 – Glasgow, SWG3 Warehouse

April 4 – Dublin, Academy Green Room

April 6 – Bristol, SWX

April 9 – Manchester, O2 Ritz

April 11 – Birmingham, O2 Institute

April 13 – London, O2 Kentish Town Forum

15th June – Stories In The Park

13th July – Electric Bay

10th August – Boardmasters Festival

11th August – Sziget Festival

31st August – Sundown Festival

28th September – Boundary Brighton

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