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Premiere – Watch Ghostpoet's new Off Peak Dreams video

Premiere – Watch Ghostpoet's new Off Peak Dreams video
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Ghostpoet is set to return with new album Shedding Skin later this year (2 March) – and Q has the premiere of the video for his first single Off Peak Dreams which you can watch below now.

The clip’s director Liam St Pierre was given a budget matching the average monthly salary in the UK and asked to make a film about the nature of city living, hence the video was made for the princely sum of £2068 (compared to most video budgets which start at £5000).

“The Off Peak Dreams video is a visual outpouring or an emotional release of sorts,” explains Ghostpoet, real name Obaro Ejimiwe. “The nuances of the daily grind for all to see, captured in lo-fi because life isn’t always in hi-definition. Enjoy me hearties.”

As for the song itself, Ejimiwe told Q it was inspired by a lot of people watching.

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“I’ve always been observant. On the last record, I was looking much more inwardly, why I’d done things and trying to put that down on paper, the woes of life, of my life. With this one I thought, ‘You know what? I want to go back to what I was doing on the first record’ which was about observing life,” he explains. “I find it quite interesting [trying to get a sense of] current climate. There’s just a general feeling in the air at the moment: things are shit. So many people are unemployed, people’s standard of living isn’t as they would like it.”

Watch the video now.

Meanwhile tickets for Ghostpoet’s UK and Ireland tour, which kicks off at Dublin’s Button Factory (1 April) are set to go on sale tomorrow (15 January) morning at 9am via Ghostpoet.co.uk, before going on general sale on Friday.

The full dates are: Dublin Button Factory (1 April), Edinburgh Electric Circus (2), Liverpool Kazimier (3), Leeds Belgrave Music Hall (4), Bristol Exchange (5), Brighton Komedia (6), Birmingham Hare And Hounds (8) and London Brixton Electric (9).


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