OBONGJAYAR - Some Nights I Dream Of Doors - LP - Translucent Red Vinyl

Label: September Recordings SKU: 19103 Catalogue ID: SEP008I Format: Vinyl
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OBONGJAYAR - Some Nights I Dream Of Doors - LP - Translucent Red Vinyl

OBONGJAYAR - Some Nights I Dream Of Doors - LP - Translucent Red Vinyl



LP – Limited Edition Translucent Red Vinyl

Steven Umoh (Obongjayar) grew up in Calabar, Nigeria. He was raised by his grandmother; his mother had moved to the UK to escape Umoh’s father, who was abusive. Early in his life, he primarily listened to bootleg rap, particularly Eminem, Usher, Nelly, Snoop Dogg and Ciara. Umoh moved to live with his mother in England at the age of 17, but stayed active in the Nigerian music scene. He grew up a devoutly religious Christian, but became less so after he attended university in Norwich. In college he sang primarily in an American accent, influenced by his childhood spent listening to American hip hop music, but he transitioned to singing in his natural Nigerian-British accent before embarking on his professional career.

Obongjayar’s music has been called “hard to describe”, incorporating elements of afrobeat, spoken word, soul, and electronic music. His lyrics incorporate spiritual overtones, although
they are not readily identifiable with any specific religious tradition. A unifying feature of all of Obongjayar’s music is his very deep voice, which slides between rapping, singing, and
spoken word.

Produced by long-time collaborator Barney Lister (the pair recently won an Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for previous EP track “God’s Own Children“) “Try”
is the opening track to Obongjayar’s debut album “Some Nights I Dream of Doors” and its latest single.

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1. Try
2. Message in a Hammer
3. Parasite
4. Some Nights I Dream of Doors
5. Wrong for It
6. Sugar

1. My Life Can Change Today (Interlude)
2. New Man
3. All the Difference
4. Tinko Tinko (Don’t Play Me for a Fool)
5. I Wish It Was Me
6. Wind Sailor