Loyle Carner pays homage to his step-dad Steven Vengeance with “Cantona.” Carner’s lyrical prowess is elevated by the smooth, jazzy beat by young up-and-comer Alex Burey. Behind the incredible wordplay and complex rhyme schemes lies a vulnerable teenager who is trying to come to terms with the loss of his dad.
This one's for Steven Vengeance x https://t.co/uayOkeXTP4
— Loyle (@LoyleCarner) September 17, 2014
The song is named after legendary Manchester footballer Eric Cantona because
he was my dad’s hero, and the way he looked up to him was the way I looked up to my dad. It made sense to pay homage like that. Cantona’s a king at being sick. He’s the biggest G.
Video Directed by Loyle Carner & Katia Ganfield.