Ghostpoet's new single "Freakshow" is the kind of track that revels in simplicity and repetition.
Those two words usually carry rather negative connotations, and often indicate something mundane or boring, so let me be clear: that's not what I mean. Rather, the bass, melody and lyrics carry a repetitive sleekness, almost - but not quite - monotonous. It's hypnotically dark and totally magnetic. The vocals carry a deep, velvety husk, while the bass could not be more seductive if it tried. I could easily listen to this over and over again.
As the trip-hop-meets-post-punk song progresses, layers begin to pile on top of one another, with punky guitars punching through a little harder on each repetition.
"Freakshow" is taken from Ghostpoet's upcoming fourth album Dark Days + Canapés, set for release on Friday August 18. This third single from the album (following “Immigrant Boogie” and "Trouble + Me") is another indicator that Ghostpoet, aka London's Obaro Ejimiwe, may be on the verge of releasing one of this year's coolest albums.