Two-time Mercury Prize nominee GHOSTPOET (aka Obaro Ejimiwe) specialises in social commentary and gritty storytelling.
His fifth album, I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep, is a dystopian snapshot of the universal unease and anxiety we feel as we enter into this new decade.
Bluesy and gritty, Obaro describes the album as “a snapshot of where we’re at as a society...we seem to have everything and nothing at all. Infinite possibilities and choices galore but we seem set in stone, frozen in place, oblivious to the storm clouds in the distance”.
I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep incorporates a myriad of sounds and styles but is anchored by the more alt-rock sonics presented across his last two records and features guest vocals from an eclectic mix of artists; Art School Girlfriend, Skinny Girl Diet’s Delilah Holiday, SaraSara and Katie Dove Dixon.
“This dour bard has long been an artist ahead of his time.”Guardian