Two years on from the release of his Mercury nominated debut, 'Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam', Ghostpoet aka Obaro Ejimiwe releases 'Cold Win' - the second single from his sophomore album 'Some Say I So I Say Light' which came out May 2013 through Play It Again Sam.
'Cold Win', which Ghostpoet describes as "almost a flagpole or mast for the record". Originally intended as a homage to old-school garage, it morphed into an electronic oddity that builds up gradually with cinematic swells of horns, although skipping, staccato beats remain as a hint to the track's origins. It's not the only song that shapeshifts almost imperceptibly, ending up somewhere completely different to where it started.
On 'Some Say I So I Say Light', which was co-produced with the talented Richard Formby (Wild Beasts, Darkstar, Egyptian Hip-Hop) we see Ghostpoet's talent has truly blossomed and that he's pushing the boundaries even further in all directions.
Fresh from his UK tour, which included a sold out Village Underground Ghostpoet announces various summer festival dates including Lovebox, Wilderness and Bestival.
July 12th: Pantiero festival (Cannes - France)
July 13th: Cactus festival (Belgium)
July 19th: Soundwave (Croatia)
July 20th: Lovebox (London - UK)
July 21st: Melt Festival (Germany)
July 26th: Farmfestival (UK)
July 27th: Edinburgh Jazz festival (UK)
August 2nd: Castlepalooza festival (Ireland)
August 3rd: Nuits Secretes festival (France)
August 9th: Wilderness festival (UK)
August 16th: Beacons festival (UK)
August 23rd: Leeds festival (UK)
August 25th: Reading festival (UK) + Summercamp festival (UK)
September 7th: Bestival (IoW - UK)