Umi Copper shares new single “Requiem” from forthcoming EP
Stream “Requiem” here
Enigmatic singer-songwriter and producer Umi Copper is pleased to announce his debut EP, Requiem, due for global release on June 15, 2018 on Black Acre Records.
An early demo of his previous single “All” caught the attention of Zane Lowe, who championed the unsigned Long Beach native, who was working as an understudy for some of the city’s most innovative soul producers at the time. Following a deal with Black Acre and a reworking of the track, Pharrell Williams debuted “All” in his OTHERtone guest mix on the season two premiere of OVO Sound Radio on Beats 1.
Copper’s debut EP is an astonishing body of work, from the cinematic awe of “All” through the cold Vaudeville trap of “Daemon” to the Fela swing of “Requiem” and aching folk roots of “Cure,” Copper refuses to be pigeonholed. His unmistakable voice glides through expansive soundscapes, drawing influences old and new, from his Togolese heritage to artists as broad as Nina Simone and Thom Yorke, defying any labels that one might be tempted to impose upon the elusive up-and-coming
artist. Engaging and emotionally resonant, Copper’s innovative song craft is a force to be reckoned
with, placing him firmly up there with the best of Black Acre’s notorious debutantes.
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