TUNE Ghostpoet - Immigrant Boogie
GHOSTPOET ‘IMMIGRANT BOOGIE’
NEW SINGLE IMPACTING 9TH JUNE
Ghostpoet unveils his brand new single ‘Immigrant Boogie’, impacting 9th June on Play It Again Sam.
It’s the first new material since the release of his third, and much lauded, Mercury-nominated ‘Shedding Skin’ album in 2015. Swathed in post-punk virtuosity, the single is a narrative only too pertinent in 2017.
As Ghostpoet, aka Obaro Ejimiwe, explains “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 the second sees hope snatched away by forces beyond the control of the storyteller”.
The track is the first to emerge from various sessions recorded over the past few months in Obaro’s hometown, London. Featuring Charlie Steen, drafted in from South London’s up-and-comers Shame, on guest vocals and assisted by Leo Abrahams (Wild Beasts, Frightened Rabbit) on guitar and production duties, ‘Immigrant Boogie’ marks a stunning return.