Raised in between Lagos and London, twenty-three year old Tony Njoku has always been a frequent globetrotter. An electronic music producer and songwriter, the capacity of his travels is reflected in his music. His self-penned and produced songs have been described as ‘strikingly evocative soundscapes, managing to make even the shortest pop songs sound like epic adventures’.
After touring old and new material in the summer, Tony Njoku is back with an arthouse devotional that touches on Christian themes of a new beginning married with an intricate techno soundscape. This combination of the naked voice and the complexity of the production is a delineation of modern malaise on tape. Surrounded by the trappings of the urban sprawl but conscious that honesty and strength of will often rise above it all.
His latest single is a type of modern day folk-hymn. A nakedly untreated voice, carried on a bed of electronic artificiality. It inhabits an uncanny electro-acoustic space which has proved so potently evocative of modern discomfort. The kind that ends in beautiful catastrophe though.
‘Drifting Off In A Care Powered Balloon’ is taken from Tony Njoku’s upcoming album, due out next Spring.
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