After receiving recognition for the beat-driven arrangements of his first two albums, third album 'Shedding Skin' initiated a more alt-rock sound that saw Ghostpoet Mercury nominated for a second time. Fourth album ‘Dark Days + Canapés’, produced by Leo Abrahams, best known for his work with Brian Eno and Jon Hopkins, delves even further into a fuller, guitar driven sound.
When commenting on the first track from the album, ‘Immigrant Boogie’, Ghostpoet, aka Obaro Ejimiwe, explains: “I’m usually more comfortable writing in ambiguous terms, but this time around I felt there were specific stories that needed telling.”
Typically self-effacing, Obaro says: “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 and be able to say, ‘So it isn’t just me then? Phew.”