THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Cloudy Clouds has released his debut album Imprisoned in a Daydream, 14 tracks during which he stakes a serious claim to the title of one of the U.K. hip-hop scene’s most cutting-edge, satirical, and socially aware lyricists and performers. Heavy doses of self-deprecating humour; serious social commentary; love; dreamworlds and nights on the town all appear in equal measure, in what can comfortably be called one of the most entertaining, thought-provoking hip-hop albums of the year.
Cloudy Clouds is Mensa member Claudio Elliston, who, whilst based in the Crouch End area of London, takes his influence from some of hip-hop’s biggest, mould breaking talents, from Eminem to Lupe Fiasco to Sha Stimuli. Never conforming to rap stereotypes, Cloudy Clouds’ tracks have a brutal honesty without the baggage of fake glamour or soulless commentary — they hit home because they’re come from a very real place, even when sprinkled with his uniquely quirky worldviews and British humour. A highlight on the album, Wrote You a Love Song, showcases not only Cloudy’s lyrical sharpness but also his visual skill with a stunning video!
Never a man for half-measures, Cloudy Clouds’ album Imprisoned in a Daydream dropped the same day as the single, closely followed by Wrote You a Love Song,! Majestic storytelling stopping off at trap, grime, drill and commercial petrol stations, Imprisoned in a Daydream sees Cloudy Clouds at the peak of his powers.”