VICKTOR TAIWÒ’S “CURSE” VIDEO PREMIERES AT T: THE NEW YORK TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE
DEBUT EP JUNO RELEASED TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM
FALL TOUR DATES SUPPORTING IBEYI CONFIRMED
The video for “Curse” off Vicktor Taiwò’s debut EP JUNO, is premiering at T: The New York Times Style Magazine (http://nyti.ms/1GQKPw3) who praises the music as “…a seamless mix of silky-smooth R&B melodies and electronic flourishes, all buoyed by Taiwo’s soulful falsetto…”
JUNO is available worldwide now and continues to receive critical praise:
“Taiwò may very well be on the road to greatness: he definitely shows the potential and promise.” —Billboard
“…instantly registers tender and true.”—Stereogum
“The works of Vicktor Taiwò embody an introspective sense.” —Consequence of Sound
“Rather than viewing life through the narrow lens of his own life and simply translating his experiences into art, on Juno, Taiwò’s focus is panoramic.” —Vice’s Noisey
“…sonically dramatic.” —Complex
In addition, the EP’s single “Feathers & Wax” was featured at #8 in the U.S. in Spotify’s Top 10 Most Viral Tracks.
Felix Joseph produced the first three songs on JUNO while production team The Masks produced “Curse.” The EP also includes songs “Digital Kids” and “Paradise Island,” which were released last year.
Of JUNO, Taiwò explains, “This project will always be reminiscent to me of the growing pains of a young boy, from the subject matter to the creation and exploration of the music itself. It was in many ways unconscious, uncontrollable but inevitable. It was in many ways uncomfortable and acutely painful. I don’t know if any of this permeates through the music itself when you listen to it, I wish it does. I hope that you can share with me the joys of growth, the beauty of imperfection and un-decidedness. I can’t ever promise to create anything like this again, but I can vow to present myself always as I truly am, in the moment, to those that are curious enough to engage.”
To celebrate the release, Taiwò will embark on a U.S. tour this fall with Ibeyi. See below for details.
Born in Nigeria, Taiwò found himself on a London bound flight with his mother and two sisters—too young to fully understand he wouldn't be returning for a long time. Previously intending to pursue a career in photography, Taiwò transitioned only recently from behind the lens, taking inspiration from his musical family. Everything with Taiwò is visual.
For more information, please contact Cami Opere or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.
JUNO TRACK LISTING
1. Digital Kids (featuring Solomon)
2. Paradise Island
3. Feathers & Wax
VICKTOR TAIWÒ LIVE
September 18 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Mayan Theater
September 22 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Mill City Nights
September 23 /// Chicago, IL /// Thalia Hall
September 24 /// St. Louis, MO /// The Ready Room
September 26 /// Nashville, TN /// Mercy Lounge
September 27 /// Atlanta, GA /// Terminal West
September 28 /// Saxapahaw, NC /// Haw River Ballroom
September 30 /// Washington, DC /// 9:30 Club
October 2 /// New York, NY /// Webster Hall
October 3 /// Boston, MA /// Royale
October 4 /// Montreal, CA /// Corona Theater