Jeshi’s journey to making Universal Credit, his open-hearted and heavy-hitting debutalbum, began with a desire to take his music further, to say something he’d not yet saidon EPs like 2020’s BAD TASTE or The Worlds Spinning Too Fast. He’d been makingmusic his entire life but felt like he was coming up against the edges of what he had setout to do. There was only one answer; push and keep on pushing. The result is analbum that acts as a radial act of empathy; looking out across society and attempting tobridge the divide between rich and poor. Universal Credit is an album that gifts humanityback to the demonised and lays bare the truth behind the prejudice; that nobody isimmune from poverty or hardship and that luck plays a major role in everybody’s fate.