Ghostpoet - 2015
It’s been two years since Obaro Ejimiwe, better known as GHOSTPOET, released new music in the form of his satisfying album Shedding Skin. Now, current political circumstances force him to return with a fittingly titled new piece called Immigrant Boogie. It’s a grooving piece of dark-twisted soul pop that comes with an important message as the artist confirms in a press statement:

‘It’s a first person account of a difficult journey across borders, partly intended to ask those who have questioned the arrival of refugees in recent times what they would do in the same situation. The song is written in two halves. The first hopeful for a brighter future, while the second sees hope snatched away by forces beyond the control of the storyteller. There is an important story to be told there, but I wrote the song in a way that aims to capture a broader human truth: that while we are all working for a better life for ourselves, we have to accept that we are not in control of the outcome.’

It’s definitely music to make you think and we can only support the good cause of it. The video, directed by Zhang + Knight, puts the whole immigration theme into a gloomy post-apocalyptic setting. A must-watch clip right here.