East London producer Ofei has been shrouded in mystery and blogosphere hype since the release of ‘London’, his debut track. We premiere the video for his second ever song, ‘Fate’. Expect tumbling piano and passionate soul: so good it’ll make you want to raise your arms and testify.
We don’t know much about multi-instrumentalist Ofei, who writes, produces and arranges all his own music – outside of the fact that ‘Fate’ is a slice of neo-soul perfection that could wring a tear from the eye of the stoniest music critic. The cascading, thumping piano chords from ‘London‘ are present, but this time with an electrifying guitar climax and Ofei’s raw vocals rending you apart. It’s the closest thing heathens like us get to the church pew. 2013’s in its early days, but Ofei’s put in a strong contender for song of the year.
Words: Zing Tsjeng