If you tuned into the BBC 6Music Festival over the weekend, you’ll have heard Ghostpoet debut songs from his forthcoming album ‘I Grow Tired But I Dare Not Fall Asleep’ to an appreciative crowd. Even if you didn’t, you might have heard lead track Concrete Pony.
It’s bleak and hard edged in its outlook, driven by this pseudo funk baseline, minimalist piano chords initially, before guitars mimic the bass and then slash away in the background. Over the top Ghostpoet delivery is as languid as ever, but his storytelling and rhymes are sharp and insightful.
The accompanying black and white video is an incredible piece of visual art in itself. Check it out below.
I Grow Tired But I Dare Not Fall Asleep is out on May 1st on Play it again Sam.
To support the album Ghostpoet has announceD a run of UK and EU tour dates for Autumn 2020. He’ll spend the first leg in Europe this October making stops in Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and more before returning to the UK. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, 13th March at https://www.ghostpoet.co.uk/. See full tour itinerary below.
Apr 25 – Donau Festival, Austria
May 02 – Live At Leeds, Leeds
May 03 – Stag & Dagger, Glasgow
May 15 – Great Escape, Brighton
June 19 – Meinklang Festival, Hungary
July 24 – Deer Shed Festival, Topcliffe, Yorkshire
Aug 8 – Grape Festival, Slovakia
Sep 18 – Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg
Oct 16 – Paris, La Maroquinerie
Oct 17 – Cologne, Club Volta
Oct 19 – Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
Oct 20 – Amsterdam, Paradiso
Oct 21 – Nijmegen, Doornroosje
Oct 22 – Copenhagen, Loppen
Oct 23 – Berlin, Columbia Theatre
Oct 24 – Warsaw, Niebo
Oct 26 – Prague, Lucerna Music Bar
Oct 27 – Budapest, Durer Kert
Oct 29 – Munich, Strom
Oct 30 – Bern, Dachstock
Nov 18 – Newcastle, Sage Two
Nov 19 – Cambridge, Junction
Nov 20 – Bristol, SWX
Nov 21 – Manchester, Academy 2
Nov 22 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Nov 24 – Dublin, Button Factory