Ghostpoet has announced that his new album Dark Days & Canapés' is set for release on 18th August via Play It Again Sam. Recently the Mecury nominated artist returned with ‘Immigrant Boogie’, a sympathetic observation of one immigrant’s journey across the sea in search of better times.
The new album has been produced by Leo Abrahams, best known for his work with Brian Eno and Jon Hopkins, as he delves further into the guitar-driven sound initiated in his 2015 album ‘Shedding Skin’.
Speaking of some of his work with Leo and others, Obaro, aka Ghostpoet explains: “There’s a sort of life-force that Leo and the other musicians brought to this record, and that was crucial. I want people to listen to the songs be able to say ‘So it isn’t just me then? Phew”.
New cut 'Trouble + Me' is online now, with the dark guitar chords adding fresh sadness to Ghostpoet's intelligent lyrics, really making this a catchy number with an underlying tone of melancholy. Whereas ‘Immigrant Boogie’ was direct in its exploration, this new cut sees Ghospoet moving back into slightly more vague territory, talking about people who “slowly lose control”, echoing line of “I feel it all the time”.
Listen to 'Trouble + Me' above.