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Thursday 05 May 2022

Fyfe & Iskra Strings Team-Up With Ghostpoet To Preview New Track from Forthcoming Album Interiority

Fyfe & Iskra Strings have previewed their upcoming album Interiority by sharing eclectic recent tracks which have moved from haunting broken beats (<deletia>) to soothing, cinematic splendour (the title track) to rousing dramatic elegance (Night Sky).

While all three songs possess an evident beauty, they today take a fresh leftfield turn with the new track Purpose which features the two-time Mercury Prize nominee Ghostpoet. 
 
A caustic counterpoint to the duo's most transcendent moments, the track sets its mood with clattering industrial percussion and Ghostpoet's deeply intoned lyrics - more spoken word than rapped - add to its discomforting ambience as his cultured words ("catacombed in self-doubt") tap into the turmoil of being consumed by existential thoughts.
 
Iskra Strings says: 

"We've been massive fans of Ghostpoet since 'Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam'. 

"He's an artist that has us hanging on his every word. It's such an honour to have him collaborate on 'Purpose'."  

 
Fyfe adds: 

"We could hear Ghostpoet's voice and creative influence on this piece of music from the moment of its conception. 

"We're huge fans of his creativity across multiple mediums and for the track to have come to fruition in the way that it has has been a joy for us."
 
Ghostpoet chips-in with: 

"Seeking purpose, it's a lifelong pursuit."

Fyfe (Paul Dixon) and Iskra Strings (James Underwood) have a creative connection that feels as if they were destined to collaborate together. 

Fate's introduction, however, was more ordinary: Iskra Strings was hired by Fyfe's parents to give their song violin lessons. 

Their relationship moved from mentor/student to a strong friendship, even if the demands of their career limited their opportunities to work together.  
 
Ghostpoet - real name Obaro Ejimiwe - has always preferred to tap into the more chaotic and uneasy states of his psyche. 

The two-time Mercury Prize nominee is one of the UK's most distinctive and visionary artists. 
 
Listen to new track Purpose featuring Ghostpoet, and then pre-order new album interiority - out 17th June 2022 - HERE.

by: Mike Cobley




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