‘The Villain Within’ is a continuation of Vandal’s first EP ‘Suburb Superhero’, which looked back at opportunities he’s had worldwide, coming from a small neighbourhood in Amsterdam. On the new EP he focuses on the flipside of this, overcoming the physical and mental bad habits picked up from his new lifestyle. This expressed on lead single ‘Bad Shit’, which sees Jarreau step out from behind the desk and into the booth on the love song to a bottle of alcohol.
‘Suburb Superhero: The Villain Within’ is filled with guests including East London Rapper Kojey Radical on tracks, ‘Midnight’ and second single ‘Nothing Nice’ where he expresses gratitude with rising Dutch-Sudanese artist Gaidaa. Nigerian vocalist Tay Iwar features on ‘Single Complexities’ written by Ari Pensmith (GoldLink, Beyoncé), and talks about the struggles of handling the lonely aftermath of a breakup. Pensmith also co-wrote current single, afrobeats groove ‘My Way’, featuring emerging R&B singer Col3trane, while New York vocalist Kiah Victoria makes an appearance on ‘Slow it Down’.