There’s few more evocative storytellers in British electronic music right now than London experimenter Ghostpoet, whose two cult-acclaimed albums to date have been twisting mazes of mangled trip-hop beats and smokey ambience threaded with riveting tales of fear and existentialism in the city. New album ‘Shedding Skin’, out March 2 on PIAS, is a no less compelling set of stories, from the threadbare ‘The Ring Down The Drain Kind Of’ with its sad slurs of pills and heartache (“she was the apple of my eye but that apple turned rotten”) to the profound, searching ‘Be Right Back, Moving House’, which features a cameo from Maximo Park’s Paul Smith. “I really like the conversational aspect to his delivery, where something seemingly casual nags away at you until it reveals something deeper,” Smith tells NME. “You can’t pin his music down easily either. It comes from many sources and I feel lucky that he thought my voice might add something to an already eclectic mixture.” Check out the exclusive stream below and catch him on tour throughout April.
Stream The New Album From London Experimenter Ghostpoet, The Impressive ‘Shedding Skin’