One Little Indian is proud to announce that we will be releasing ‘The London EP’ by the mysterious and enigmatic Ofei. Watch the brand new video for ‘Tomorrow’ which is premiering on Planet Notion right now.
When you begin your year opening for Kendrick Lemar in Paris and Shuggie Otis in New York, you know you are off to a good start. Such was the fortune of Ofei who subsequently spent the summer drawing curious crowds to his one man appearances at UK festivals like The Great Escape, Best Kept Secret, Beacons and Secret Garden Party. Writing, arranging and producing himself, until now, Ofei has elected to set out his stall with the music alone, his public reticence - to date he has never done an interview - helping create a certain mysterious ethos around him.
Several months on from the appearance of new material, a startling new track ‘Tomorrow’ suddenly dropped in mid-September. Picked up by major international blogs (Dummy, DIY, Planet Notion, Disco Naivite, etc) in a matter of minutes, it follows earlier tunes ‘London’ and ‘Fate’ into the blogosphere, each revealing a little more of Ofei’s personality.
‘Tomorrow’ is a spare, piano-led track showcasing Ofei’s rich, cracked vocal and it’s appearance also serves notice of a period of fresh activity, starting with his first official release, ‘The London EP’ - comprising ‘London’, ‘Fate’, ‘Tomorrow’ & ‘Smile (Poem)’ - via One Little Indian on 25th November as a limited edition 12” and free download.
Previously performing live as a one-man show, Ofei unveils his full band with a FREE show at The Waiting Room, Stoke Newington on Thursday 28th November. Tickets allocated on a first come, first served basis from here.
A dynamic mix of R’n’B, distorted soul and unearthly gospel, Ofei’s style feels incredibly fresh and original, ‘The London EP’ a manifestation of an unorthodox and unpredictable talent at work.