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Obaro Ejimiwe, better known by his performing alias Ghostpost, has dropped his fourth full length album, Dark Days + Canapes. Renowned for experimenting and dipping his toes into a wide range of genres, Ghostpoet’s new release is no exception with each track offering a different style as well as detailed layering of unique elements - the only consistency being the dark tone of his gravelly yet smooth dulcet and distinct vocals, offering a commentary on what he seems to view as a dystopian reality of current society. With single ‘Immigrant Boogie’ containing the lyrics “Nobody knows how many on the boat” referring to the refugee crisis hitting the UK, and his disdain for how modern day society are obsessed with technology and social media (“We swiped left and figured it out, it’s a freakshow”, “Instagram your foes”), the messages within the album are less than subtle and like the frequent use of bass-heavy riffs, are hard hitting.
Listen to Dark Days + Canapes below via Spotify
Ghostpoet embarks on a UK tour, he’ll be performing at The Plug in Sheffield on Sunday 29th October, Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on Monday 30th, Oxford’s O2 Academy on Friday 3rd November and The Marble Factory in Bristol on Tuesday 14th November.
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