Ghostpoet has returned with ‘Immigrant Boogie’, his first new material since the release of his third, Mercury-nominated album, Shedding Skin, in 2015 – and you can check it out here!
Speaking of the new song, Ghostpoet’s Obaro Ejimiwe said: "It's a first person account of a difficult journey across borders, partly intended to ask those who have questioned the arrival of refugees in recent times what they would do in the same situation.
“The song is written in two halves - the first hopeful for a brighter future, while thesecond sees hope snatched away by forces beyond the control of the storyteller.
“There is an important story to be told there, but I wrote the song in a way that aims to capture a broader human truth: that while we are all working for a better life for ourselves, we have to accept that we are not in control of the outcome."
Have a look:
The track is the first to emerge from recording sessions that have been held in Obaro’s hometown of London. It also features Charlie Steen from South London’s Shame on guest vocals as well as Wild Beasts and Frightened Rabbit producer helping out on guitar and know-twiddling duties.
While there’s no word on the release date of his fourth album, a cryptic photo on Ghostpoet’s Facebook page has him playing the new collection in his car. Judging by the single, it sounds like it’ll be worth the wait.