After selling out Chats Palace on 28 January, Mercury Prize nominated Ghostpoet will be playing at the Electric Brixton on 9 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.
Ghostpoet’s latest album Shedding Skin is similar to the 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 his biggest and boldest album yet. He’s still learning and still growing as an artist. 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.
Tickets are still available for Ghostpoet at Electric Brixton from TicketWeb.
Watch the video for Ghostpoet’s latest single ‘X Mark’s The Spot’ from album Shredding Skin below.
Nearest tube station: Brixton