Ghostpoet / Announces New Single With 'Freakshow' Video

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Following the announcement of his fourth album 'Dark Days + Canapés', due to launch on August 18th, and the unveiling of the debut track Immigrant Boogie, Ghostpoet - Obaro Ejimiwe is pleased to announce details of a brand single, Freakshow, and its accompanying video. 

Watch the 'Freakshow' video on YouTube here.

Brooding post-punk guitar lines provide the menacing landscape for provocative lyrics that create one of many standout moments on the album.  

The video is the second in a dystopian series directed by Zhang + Knight. It depicts a nightmarish pre-apocalyptic world, in which pleasure seekers and average humans alike search for relief from their synthetic reality.  

Shot between China and the UK, the film is another uncomfortably familiar vision of the future, following in the footsteps of the debut single Immigrant Boogie. Both films exist in a world that feels outrageously inhumane and yet somehow familiar.  

Explaining his thoughts around the origins of the track Ejimiwe says:  “Freakshow is a kind of commentary on modern consumerism - it sums up my general sense of unease in the way we buy our emotions these days, and the unstoppable cash-driven churn we seem to be caught up in as a society.”

Available on vinyl, limited white vinyl, CD and digitally though Play It Again Sam. You can pre-order the album now from HERE.

Ghostpoet is touring the United Kingdom and Ireland in October, full listings as follows and tickets for all dates are on sale now.  


Oct 24th, DUBLIN, Button Factory

Oct 25th, LIVERPOOL, Invisible Wind Factory

Oct 26th, NEWCASTLE, Riverside  

Oct 28th, GLASGOW, Stereo

Oct 29th, SHEFFIELD, Plug  

Oct 30th, LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club

Oct 31st, BIRMINGHAM, Mama Rouxs

Nov 2nd, CAMBRIDGE, Junction1

Nov 3rd, OXFORD, Academy 2

Nov 4th, DOVER, The Booking Hall

Nov 6th, LEICESTER, Academy 3

Nov 7th, NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms

Nov 8th, BRIGHTON, Concorde 2

Nov 10th, LONDON, Printworks

Nov 11th, MANCHESTER, Academy 2

Nov 12th, NORWICH, Arts Centre

Nov 13th, PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms

Nov 14th, BRISTOL, Marble Factory