Obaro Ejimiwe better known to the world as Ghostpoet returns with menacing new single “Immigrant Boogie”.
“Immigrant Boogie” is a wiry distorted electro post-punk track with Ghostpoet’s signature baritone mumble and features Shame’s Charlie Steen also contributing vocals while Leo Abrahams (Wild Beasts, Frightened Rabbit) adds guitars and production.
Speaking about the song Ejimiwe says:
“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.”
You can hear the song below, leave your thoughts in the comments below.