Taiwo, Vicktor - Joy Comes In Spirit (Vinyl)
Catalog # : LP-IL-2049
Artist : Taiwo, Vicktor
UPC : 810874022301
Label : Innovative Leisure
Street Date : 6/1/2018
In a world where art is compromised and commodified, shrunk down and
boxed in, Vicktor Taiwo wants us to open up. The vibrant young singer-songwriter
traffics in subtle hints and soaring melodies, slow creeps and grand
climaxes. Taiwo is on a mission to collect something from himself, and it's a
journey worth following.
It is the frigid winter of the year 2000 and Vicktor Taiwo, an eight year old,
accompanied by his mother and siblings, arrive in East London after leaving
behind the visceral warmth of Abeokuta, Nigeria behind. Raised in a Christian
home, his exposure to performing music came as it does for many with gifted
vocal ability; honing skills and crafting harmonies in church choirs.
Years forward and disillusioned by his decision to study Law & Business at
university, Vicktor Taiwo makes a choice that alters the course of his life
permanently. After encouragement from friends and a brief stint as a
frustrated photographer, Taiwo decides on January 1, 2012 precisely - as he
does with most things - that he would make music his medium.
Once he started uploading his songs online, listeners caught on quickly.
Without label or publisher, he found himself synced on shows like Girls and
Dear White People. JUNO, Vicktor's self-released debut EP, was met with
praise by the likes of Vice, Billboard, and Okayplayer for its lean, focused
approach to song structure, and for its withering, poetic lyrics.
Even at such an early stage in his development, Taiwo was finding angles that
most songwriters would neglect. At this point, all I really think there is for
humans to do is to explore detail, he says. To see how infinite an infinitely
expanding universe really is, and how small the smallest particle really is.
His debut album, Joy Comes in Spirit, is at once experimental and comforting
collected shards of soul and style reassembled into something entirely new.
Due out on Innovative Leisure, the record introduces a bold new artist willing
to take musical and lyrical