Words: Saam Das
I'm a bit confused as to why a label/artist is posting a radio rip of their own material but Ghostpoet's new single 'Meltdown' made its radio debut and he's now put up a ripped version of the track on YouTube and Soundcloud. From past experience, I thought labels hated that kind of thing? Anyway, listen to the excellent new track, with Zane Lowe chatting over it, below.
Ghostpoet's debut record garnered a Mercury Music Prize nomination, and 'Meltdown' suggests potentially similar critical acclaim for his follow-up, 'Some Say I So I Say Light'. Mixing hip hop with experimental pop, 'Meltdown' is effortlessly engaging, thanks in part to the sublime guest vocals of Woodpecker Wooliams.
'Meltdown' comes after last month's melodramatic 'MSI MUSMID', which you can download at Soundcloud for free for a limited time. Both tracks are set to appear on the new album, due out in May 2013.
Find more info at ghostpoet.co.uk.