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Tinie Tempah's new record inspired by Lana Del Rey and Chris Martin

UK sensation Tinie Tempah has unveiled unexpected sources of inspiration for his forthcoming studio album and explained that two musicians in particular influenced his new direction.

Speaking to the NME, the 'Frisky' star admitted that Coldplay's Chris Martin and songstress Lana Del Rey have been fantastic points of reference while trying to redefine his sound for his new album, 'Demonstration':

"Chris Martin has been quite an influence on this album. It's definitely a lot more progressive in the quality of the sound. I've been listening to Lykke Li and Lana Del Rey, songs like, 'Love Out Of Lust' and 'Dark Paradise', the dynamics of the sound, how big and anthemic it gets."

He also teased details of a new track called 'DO To The OD', which he has vowed to perform live during his summer festival sets:

"There's one called 'DO To The OD' that kind of has the same qualities as 'Pass Out' and 'Frisky'. It's a real gritty vocal and quite explicit as well."




Watch Rita Ora's video for 'R.I.P.', which also features Tinie, below: