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YOUR PSYCHE'S RAINBOW PANORAMA

by Tony Njoku

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Producer, singer, avant-pop auteur and artist Tony Njoku will release his new album ‘Your Psyche’s Rainbow Panorama’ on October 4th via Silent Kid Records. Tony is a Nigerian-British artist who has been championed by Giles Peterson, Tom Ravenscroft, Huw Stephens and has performed with Anna Von Hausswolf, Rival Consoles, Goat Girl, Gaika, Jacques, Ider and Kokoko!

The album finds Tony at a creative apex, able to communicate and interpret the entire spectrum of human emotion through music, with each track embodying a different feeling or emotion being laid out as the pathway for a journey through playfulness, pain, elation, insanity, empathy, anger and acceptance.

Taking inspiration from a work of Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson; a 150 metre -long, circular glass walkway in Aarhus entitled ‘Your rainbow panorama’. ‘Your Psyche’s Rainbow Panorama’ transposes its impressive magnitude and ambition of the work into a visceral, living album that is crafted to be felt as much as heard. This is by far Tony’s most diverse, expansive and wholistic work to date.
The motto for this album is “feelings are facts”, derived from the title of another popular art piece by Olafur Eliasson. The purpose of the piece is to heighten your sense of disorientation whilst experiencing it, which triggers a more visceral/instinctive reaction rather than an intellectual response to the work. With YPRP I’ve tried to do the same, it’s meant to be experiential rather than narrative.” Tony Njoku

The experiential nature of ‘Your Psyche’s Rainbow Panorama’ is evident from the very beginning, with the disorientating ballad ‘NAÏVE AND APPREHENSIVE’ which conjures the subversive pop mastery of Moses Sumney or serpentwithfeet before giving way to Tony’s angular groove. On ‘CONFIDENT’ Tony adopts a confessional, diarylike intimacy underpinned by whirring synths which dissolve into effervescent chaos.

There are moments of genuine alleviation and euphoria to be found on tracks like the borderline hymnal ‘GLORIOUS’, where Tony’s elastic falsetto is pushed to the fore atop gliding instrumentation as well as on the refrain on ‘RAPTURE’ and closer ‘NOSTALGIC AND APPREHENSIVE’ where touches of Thom Yorke and Yves Tumor can be felt as they get scattered through Tony’s prism. ‘HAPLESS’ is an energetic and free flowing track pulling together Tony’s incandescence with touches of Young Fathers’ unflinching tribal pop.

‘Your Psyche’s Rainbow Panorama’ is the work of an artist operating at their full capacity, perfectly encapsulating all the tumult and fleeting human connections of life within digital age.

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released October 4, 2019

All tracks written and recorded by Tony Njoku

Except
1. NAIVE & APPREHENSIVE (Written and Recorded by Tony Njoku, with additional drums by Tania-Kristin Skaptadottir Ballentine)

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10. INSECURE (Written and Recorded by Tony Njoku, with additional vocals from Oliver Rudge)

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Tony is a British-Nigerian electronic music producer and songwriter from London.Raised in between Lagos and London the twenty-three year old has always been a frequent globetrotter with the breadth of his travels reflected in his music.His self-penned and produced songs have been described as 'strikingly evocative soundscapes,managing to make even the shortest pop songs sound like epic adventures. ... more

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Track Name: NAIVE & APPREHENSIVE
I have always been a fool for the record.
I can’t guarantee a way, out of this one.
It’s a shame I trusted so, blindly.
Now there’s no going back again.
Might as well make best of this.
Might as well make home of here.
Although I’ll still strive for the best.
How many times could I start again.
I wonder what’s been my saving grace.

I see something at the end of the tunnel.
I feel restless I feel funny.
I ride gentle to see what it is.
It’s my conscience, that’s all.
Track Name: CONFIDENT
The things I do for love, I swear there’s sense in me.
I’ve clearly lost the plot, I can’t do that again.
Tonight is not enough, the way you’re fucking me.
I’ll fill you up with love and then I’d probably leave.
My confidence is up, from what you said to me.
I’ve never felt so sexy, never felt so sexy.

The things I do for love, I swear there’s sense in me.
I’ve clearly lost the plot, I can’t do that again.
My confidence is up, from what you said to me.
I’ve never felt so sexy, never felt so sexy.
Track Name: DISTURBED
They came is swarms, straight towards my mind.
Aimed for my cortex, snouts then deployed.
Inject!! Inject!!
All the unknowns all of the poisons.
Deloyed!!
Asinine, fools.
Forced you to lie, lie to yourself.
Forced in a maze.
They came in swarms, they came in swarms.
To shroud all our sense, inject!

Wasted time, never again.
Hold him down there for my friends.
Holding up his severed head, wasted time never again.
Swirling down, falls to the, holy loft for weathered men.
Change in tides, wavers me, open up my severed head.
Track Name: DISCONNECTED
We are all, heads on sticks. Flailing round falling down.
Drifting off, towards the end. No one knows, where we are.
Gazing at empty space, mirroring what’s left in me.
Years before things a strayed. I could feel everything.
All the love and ecstasies dopamine secretes in me.
We are all, heads on sticks. Falling down, falling down.
Track Name: GLORIOUS
Playing out all your stuff will never get you what you want.
Was I wrong or were you triggered, it’s hard to discern.
Lashing out hurts us all, although I know it’s not your fault.
The gruesome stench of unearthed baggage it lingers.

Easy now Easy now, I’m sure the good will come some day.
All the treasures of the earth, you’ll behold at your rebirth.
And in the scarce fleeting hours, where the night becomes the day.
You will see the universe for all it’s worth is glorious.
Easy now Easy now, I’m sure the good will come some day.

But placing thorns round your heart, is a dangerous way to cope.
My heart breaks for what you’ve been through, it’s painful.
But moving forward there is hope. Break away from all your ghost.
I hope that when you see the exit you exit.

Easy now Easy now, I’m sure the good will come some day.
All the treasures of the earth, you’ll behold at your rebirth.
And in the scarce fleeting hours, where the night becomes the day.
You will see the universe for all it’s worth is glorious.
Track Name: HAPLESS
In an ominous web, tangled in a hapless knot.
Watching my whole life unfold. Drifting in and out the dark.
On an astral plane, watching what my life becomes.
I can’t escape this ominous feeling, something has to change for us.

Oh you really wanna go there? Go on go off.
You wanna lose hope, your gonna give up.
Oh you really wanna go there, go on go off.
You wanna act tough, you wanna play rough.
Track Name: INSECURE
Facing insecurities, I hope the world won’t end for you.
I wish there was another to gain control ‘fore it’s too late.
You find it hard to face your shit. You find a vice to cope with it.
You’re insecure, you’re insecure. I pray your friends won’t turn on you.

Please unlearn things that harm you and all involved.
Please unlearn things that harm you and yours.

That scathing behaviour, that spurs from false perceptions.
In time make amends with, the past and prior traumas.
Track Name: RAPTURE
All my thoughts have been scrambled up. Taking tabs to recalibrate.
The zeitgeist help them together. One more push I could break away.

Hey ay, Hey ay
Hey ay, Hey ay
Hey ay, Hey ay
Hey ay

In one fell swoop I risked everything, took the plunge went against the grain.
For this life I’m committed, to live my truth I’ll face anything.

Hey ay, Hey ay
Hey ay, Hey ay
Hey ay, Hey ay
Hey ay

Bask in the rays of our sacred light, recharge, realign and recalibrate.
We are the virus the penetrates the matrix, our love is contagious.
Watch us spread like wild fires in cognisance, dangerous.

I shoot my souls raw love beam. Beamed straight towards your trajectory.

All my thoughts have been scrambled up. Taking tabs to recalibrate.
The zeitgeist help them together. One more push I could break away.
Track Name: TRAUMATIZED
I have never been so traumatised, on the verge of shocking, I’m in vertigo.
There’s a fog it’s clouding up my mind.
I’m not thinking straight and I can’t feel the floor.
Gulping down the pills to kill the grey.
They’re cotton rose, bittersweet.
In the night I see poltergeist.
It was all inside aye… it was all inside.

And it fucked me up, it fucked me up
And it fucked me up, it fucked me up.
And it fucked me up, it fucked me up.
And it fucked me up, it fucked me up.
And it fucked me up, it fucked me up.
And it fucked me up, it fucked me up.
And it fucked me up, it fucked me up.
And it fucked me up, it fucked me up.
And it fucked me up, it fucked me up.
And it fucked me up, it fucked me up.

There’s a fog it’s clogging up my mind, has me gaining weight and losing libido.
I’m so scared I panic all the time, even in the safeness of my mother’s home.
Cumulonimbi rise to paint the grey day in cotton rose, bitter sweet.
I have never been so traumatised.
And it’s all in my head, it was all inside.
Track Name: UNNERVED
Don’t live in silence my dear, in me confer I’m here to help.
Hold on a moment my dear, for you we care don’t leave us here.

I get chest pains and feel estranged from all my friends when I’m anxious.
In comes ufreet with the poisons but it’s ok.
Track Name: NOSTALGIC & APPRECIATIVE
I once was in a magic castle.
It was made by angels special angels, plucking fruits from trees outside my home.
And they were there, to keep me warm.
I once was in a magic castle.
And it gave me feelings, fervent feelings.
Burning in my everlasting soul.
And the embers turned to gold.
I once was in a magic castle.
And I’ll never leave it, never leave it.
‘long as I am breathing through these holes.
In my nose.

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