With a life that has been lived out in two of the world’s most vibrant and often chaotic metropolises – London and Lagos – you might expect Tony Njoku’s sound to be gritty and urban. But his music is something else – beautiful, special and transcendent. Check out the Max Jedwab directed video for As We Danced below.
Swirling with a powerful yet ethereal air, complex rhythms confound and delight the listener in equal measure. Though superficially it exhales exquisiteness with every delicate breath, the lyrics belie a different and more sombre story.
As he sings ‘You twist me out of shape; you shape me how you want. Oh you couldn’t relate? To the movements in this space?’ you get the sense that underneath the musical dreamstate is a darker but possibly beautiful message.