Swiftly taking the trophy as one of this year’s leading voices, Mercury Prize nominee, Ghostpoet has recently released the video for Liiines. It’s the third offering from his debut album, Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam which is released on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label. Whilst Ghostpoet may have skipped out on claiming the music industry prize this time around, he is sure to command a dominating presence among the burgeoning soul explosion happening across Britain right now.
Story telling is coming to forefront of young British musicians, blending genre’s as it crosses between the recent anger expressed in the grime scene to the more soulful tales expressed in the likes of Ghostpoet and Michael Kiwanuka.
There’s no doubt recent events and global trends are impacting the UK music scene. It’s interesting to watch as the output it so deftly and quickly put into music. Especially when the music is so full of depth and rich in character as the video above for Ghostpoet’s Liiines.