Bringing together the sounds & vocal styles of London, New York, Jamaica and Africa, the song is an encapsulation of the ever-present dialogue between afro-pop & dancehall.
Afro B is one of London’s rising stars, with his hit song “Drogba (Joanna)” now playlisted on NY radio. Meanwhile, Jamaican artist Vybz Kartel continues to dominate dancehall, with more hit songs than you can count. They’re united by NY producer Dre Skull, known for his work with Popcaan, Wizkid, Davido, and more.
“Shape Nice” has quickly risen to hit status, been playlisted on Rinse FM and Capital Xtra, and spawned the viral #shapenicechallenge on social media.
Palmistry is the project of London-based vocalist, songwriter and producer Benjy Keating, known for his stripped back pop and forward thinking production. His second album Afterlife was written in a heatsick haze in Athens, Greece and the Mixpak Studios in Brooklyn, NY, and further pushes his knack for intimate and heartfelt earworms that grapple with disconnection, devotion and the emotions in between.
While his debut album PAGAN was a self-contained effort, with Afterlife Palmistry cracks the door open to some accomplished friends who bring their own colors & textures to his singular world. There’s woozy anthem “Water” produced by SOPHIE, “Tru Luv” – a duet with Miami- based vocalist Toian produced by Benny Blanco, as well as assistance from Ghanaian artist Klu, Cashmere Cat and Mechatok.
Afterlife is pop at the edges, with poetry at the core, evoking bodily sensations, lucid dream states and fractured memories – the slice of an orange, the patter of rain on a car roof and the crushing weight of city life.
Palmistry is the project of London-based vocalist, songwriter and producer Benjy Keating, encompassing stripped back pop and forward thinking production. “Rovin” is the second single from his forthcoming sophomore album Afterlife, following the SOPHIE-produced “Water”.
For “Rovin”, Palmistry worked with another longtime collaborator – Berlin based underground producer Mechatok. Together, they’ve crafted another slice of surreal, insular pop, a night out anthem turned inward in Palmistry’s inimitable style.
Afterlife will be released in May 2019 on Mixpak Records.
We’re excited to release Palmistry’s new single “Water” today.
Palmistry is the project of London-based vocalist, songwriter and producer Benjy Keating, known for his stripped back pop and forward thinking production. “Water” is the first single from his sophomore album Afterlife, due May 2019.
Since the release of his debut, Pagan, he has been hunkered down in Athens, Greece & the Mixpak Studios in Brooklyn, NY making Afterlife. In the meantime, he has also had his work interpolated by Tory Lanez, Cashmere Cat & Major Lazer on “Miss You”, been tapped for production by Yung Lean, and made a full album for cult Vietnamese-Chinese artist Triad God.
“Water” is an intimate and impressionistic single produced by longtime collaborator SOPHIE, a woozy anthem about disconnection, and a taste of what’s to come
Today we’re sharing the official video for Firm and Strong. “Firm & Strong” arrives off of Popcaan’s widely-acclaimed sophomore album Forever, which saw him take his sound around the world and culminated with a historic sold-out performance in London at Wembley Arena and his own Unruly Festival in St. Thomas. The black-and-white video is directed by Nabil and follows Popcaan on an introspective journey through Jamaica as he reflects on the trials and tribulations of his youth, and how far he’s come as one of the country’s generational voices in music.