Two years on from the release of his Mercury nominated debut, Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam, Ghostpoet aka Obaro Ejimiwe releases ‘Cold Win’ – the second single from his new album Some Say I So I Say Light to be released September 24th through Play It Again Sam/[PIAS] America.
The video for ‘Cold Win’, which was partly shot in Iceland, brings a nomadic feel to the song, utilizing images of wide open roads and endless landscapes. Directed by Cyrille de Vignemont, Ghostpoet is featured as a character unwilling to hit the road and to leave his life behind. Raindrops come together to form hobo symbols, a series of characters used by the rootless vagabonds who appeared in the USA at the beginning of the 20th century to communicate below the radar of civilized society. Guided by a sensorial narrative, an atmospheric mood gradually develops in the middle of those infinite landscapes, beautifully complementing the song. Watch the video HERE.
“An artist who gets so personal you might as well be looking at his fingerprints, as listening to his beats” – VIBE
“Not since Massive Attack’s ‘Blue Lines’ has a heavy heart and urban dread been so absorbing” – Q
“That Murky world of electro clicks ticks and cosmonaut synths that Thom Yorke has been dipping into for years, Ghostpoet lives for real.” – The NME