“Modern-day Keats writing sad songs in Yeats...”

LV and Joshua Idehen continue their partnership on new single 'Ancestors'.

The London production team have built a close working relationship with the spoken word artist, with 2011 album 'Route' illustrating some daring creativity.

Follow up 'Islands' landed in 2014, with both parties embarking on numerous other projects and side hustles.

Incoming album 'Ends' resumes their partnership, and it's led by the blunt but evocative poetry of new song 'Ancestors'.

Online now, it was the first song Idehen wrote for the album, and finds the artist settling in to a certain adopting.

Relaxed spoken word - “Naija by way of The Streets” he terms it - the gritty word play is set against typically superb production from LV.

Re-contextualising club tropes in a fresh setting, there's something uniquely London about this song.

“Modern-day Keats writing sad songs in Yeats,” says Idehen, “Full english on my plate / I’m long, not late, mate...”

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