by the partae

Following the announcement of his fourth album Dark Days + Canapés, due to launch on Friday August 18, and the unveiling of the debut track “Immigrant Boogie”, Ghostpoet – Obaro Ejimiwe – is pleased to announce details of a brand single, “Freakshow”, and its accompanying video.

Brooding post-punk guitar lines provide the menacing landscape for provocative lyrics that create one of many standout moments on the album.

The video is the second in a dystopian series directed by Zhang + Knight. It depicts a nightmarish pre-apocalyptic world, in which pleasure seekers and average humans alike search for relief from their synthetic reality.

Shot between China and the UK, the film is another uncomfortably familiar vision of the future, following in the footsteps of the first single “Immigrant Boogie”. Both films exist in a world that feels outrageously inhumane and yet somehow familiar.

Says Ejimiwe of the track: “‘Freakshow’ is a kind of commentary on modern consumerism – it sums up my general sense of unease in the way we buy our emotions these days, and the unstoppable cash-driven churn we seem to be caught up in as a society.

Dark Days + Canapés by Ghostpoet is out Friday August 18 on Play It Again Sam via [PIAS] Pre-order it here:

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