We are pleased to announce a show with Ghostpoet at Electric Brixton on the 9th April.
If you think you know multifaceted musician Ghostpoet, think again. While the past is important, this singular artist’s third studio album is a brave, confident stride into previously unexplored methodologies and untapped inspiration – it’s a reboot of sorts, the reinvention and distillation of traits that have so far made the man’s reputation. Nothing here sounds like a style stuck on repeat.
In some respects ‘Shedding Skin’ harks back to Ghostpoet‘s Mercury Prize – nominated debut of 2011,‘Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam’, in its assembly at least: then, he was free of baggage, loose-limbed and able to capture a moment and spin it into a song; now, he’s in a comparable place, but has skilfully circumvented potential complacency by opening the door to creative collaboration while also placing strict conditions on the recording process.
‘Shedding Skin’ is the biggest and boldest album yet from an artist who has always stood apart from the sound-alikes. He’s still learning, just as we all are. He’s still growing, just as we all are. But this is the beginning of the next phase for Ghostpoet, and a collection that sets a new precedent as his very best work yet, a dream record to accompany our journey through whatever hands we’re dealt, one day at a time.