Poet, emcee and multi-instrumentalist Dizraeli, recently released a brand new single, “Madness.”
Anticipating his upcoming new album ‘The Unmaster’, the new cut sees the musician dealing with his mental meltdown, as well as the chaos of the current political and cultural situation in the world, with the news of Trump and Brexit. The single reminds of other Bristol trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack and Tricky, is a powerful tale of angst and pain.
Dizraeli spent nearly three years working on his upcoming album, ‘The Unmaster’, and “Madness” is a first glimpse of the world of the album. In his own words; “it’s the first song I’ve ever come away from recording and thought ‘that’s it’.” The track features additional vocals by Leonie Evans’ on the chorus, and the clarinet solo of jazz musician Ewan Bleach, which closes the track.
The 36-year-old musician from Bristol, UK, has had quite a success with songs such as “Never Mind” and “Sailor.” He has also performed at the Glastonbury Festival and the Latitude Festival. Dizraeli is also seen performing with his rag-tag band ‘Dizraeli & The Small Gods.’
Watch the new “Madness” video below.
Dizraeli has also been busy recording a special documentary on Mongolian hip hop for BBC Worldwide, the talented artist has been hosting his own radio show on Soho Radio for a while now and he is a skilled presenter and interviewer, his experience in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar interviewing hip hop artists who had an impact on their country’s scene was in his own words an “intense time of discoveries and contradictions.”
He also talked about learning new instruments and how he produced the upcoming album by himself. Dizraeli is the epitome of the DIY artist, no label, no big funding but a loyal fan base who helped him to achieve his goal through a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. It’s a powerful piece of work, a strong and powerful statement written in response to the cascade of upheavals of 2016 – the election of Trump, the Brexit vote, the many terror attacks, the escalation and entanglement of the war in Syria as well as his own increasing struggles to sleep, to find calm, to stay stable, came together to forge this piece. This world is Madness!
Check out the song on Spotify and Apple Music.
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