Obaro Ejimiwe answers a few super quick questions about his new album.
Hey Ghostpoet. How are you, are you having a good summer so far?
Hello Dork. I'm well, my summer is going pretty swimmingly so far, roll on winter.
So your new album - when did you start work on it, where were you at the time, and what was your frame of mind like?
I started work on this record roughly late November/early December last year and it was completed sometime in February I would say. My mind state was one of contemplation, fear of the future and desire to tap into the zeitgeist of the current times we're living in.
Did you have a set goal when you first put pen to paper?
Not really, no. I just like to make music I want to listen to.
What impact would you like the record to have on listeners?
That's down to the listener, I only ever ask to lend me your ears.
What about ‘Dark Days + Canapés’ are you most proud of?
I'm proud of every aspect of it.
What’s your favourite thing about being a musician, now you’ve reached your fourth album? Has it changed over the years?
It's just nice to be given the creative freedom to make what I want. I've been lucky to be in that position since day one and long may it continue.
Are there any other artists around at the mo that you particularly admire? Who are you a fan of?
Currently I'm enjoying the sounds of This Is The Kit, Aldous Harding, Pumarosa and Alabaster Deplume.
What are your plans for after the album’s released? You’ve got a tour coming up, haven’t you?
Yep, touring, sleeping and watching my beloved Liverpool FC.
Taken from the September issue of Dork. Order a copy below.