Ghostpoet / New Album 'Dark Days + Canapés' Announced Alongside New Single 'Trouble + Me'
Ghostpoet is pleased to announce his return with the release of his fourth album ‘Dark Days + Canapés’ on August 18th, released through Play It Again Sam.
‘Dark Days + Canapés’ is Ghostpoet's most defining album to date. A stunning and stimulating return, 'Dark Days + Canapés’ is a record that captures the sense of unease felt by so many in recent times.
Listen to new track 'Trouble + Me’ on YouTube HERE.
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. New 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.”
Serendipity and experimentalism were embraced in the studio and several original ideas evolved or were supplanted by something unexpected. On 'Freakshow’ the addition of manic laughter from a gospel choir, who had turned up to sing on a different track, compounds the crazed nature of the song, whilst ‘Blind As A Bat...’, influenced by Talk Talk’s ‘Laughing Stock’, saw string players invited to improvise with fragments of their performance sampled and overlaid to build something less structured, more wayward and reflective of the state of mind of the protagonist.
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 Isn’t just me then? Phew.”
'DARK DAYS + CANAPÉS' TRACKLISTING:
One More Sip
Many Moods At Midnight
Trouble + Me
Dopamine If I Do
Blind As A Bat…
Woe Is Meee
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.
GHOSTPOET LIVE DATES:
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