Coby Sey is one of the most distinctive, original artists at work in London today.
Renowned for his collaborative nous – he’s worked alongside such contemporaries as Tirzah and Mica Levi – his own work ploughs a unique furrow, lifting from different disciplines to forge something distinct, and unified.
New album ‘Conduit’ is out on September 9th, and you can pre-order it online. Ahead of this, Coby Sey has shared entrancing new cut ‘Onus’, and acts as a signal of the sonic tapestries that move throughout the album as a whole.
The ominous electronics are flecked with equal parts darkness and beauty, the deconstructed beat nodding to aspects of London club culture while remaining above those sound system tributaries. The spoken word delivery discusses the importance of unity within marginalised communities.
A song that looks to the bigger picture, ‘Onus’ contains a note of hope, a glimmer of optimism amid the increasingly bleak political and cultural climate of the UK right now.
Coby Sey comments…
“‘Onus’ is a reminder of the importance of people power in critical times of neglect. There’s both little room for open-ended interpretation and a lot of room for people of different marginalised communities to be reminded that there’s still some common ground; it is still possible to affect things when united.”
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Ksenia Burnasheva