Since 2009, Prins Obi has collaborated on tripped-out jams with his psych rock outfit Baby Guru. Last year, however, he went at it solo for the first time his Love Songs For Instant Success EP. Now, Obi’s looking to further expand his solo discography, collecting songs he’s written over the last decade for his first proper full-length, Notions.
The LP’s latest single, “Weekend Lovers”, offers an intimate look at Obi’s stripped-down songwriting prowess. Over delicate acoustic guitar chords, he croons with an inflection reminiscent of Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie. Gradually, analog synthesizers get added to the mix, further playing up his psychedelic roots. It’s a leisurely and promising tune that beautifully showcases Obi’s transition from rock frontman to evocative singer-songwriter. Listen in below.
Notions arrives on November 18th via Inner Ear.