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An ode to a friend by Black Hibiscus


Hailing from Lagos, Nigeria, artist Black Hibiscus shares the new single Matthew. Teaming up with Anna Fix, the track is a delicate indie single fuelled by the forthcoming absence of a friend. Released via independent label DOLOMatthew is a spiritually invigorating moment of eery but soothing harmonic bliss.

Drawing on inspiration from King Krule, Black Hibiscus creates expansive soundscapes using delays and reverbs to produce compelling, dynamic spaces. With underlying dark guitar tones and a moody piano sequence, the track effuses a sentimental narrative that hooks you in with the pairs’ contrasting vocals. 

“The song is an ode to a friend that is gone. In real life, my best friend Matthew is leaving for a year, and I may never live with him again, so in a way, it is a goodbye to him but in the song the fictional character “Matthew” dies and leaves the singer unwhole so I hope the song evokes a feeling of longing and heartbreak at the loss of someone important to you.”