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Eku Fantasy release new track for Greenpeace Antarctic campaign

By | Published on Monday 15 October 2018

Eku Fantasy

Eku Fantasy have released a new track in support of Greenpeace’s ‘Protect The Antarctic’ campaign called ‘January Is The Cruelest Month’. It’s the first new track from the duo – comprising Metronomy’s Olugbenga Adelekan and producer Gareth Jones, aka Jumping Back Slash – since the release of their debut EP in April.

The song was actually the first they collaborated on, and they hope that its release will help raise awareness of and support for a new Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary, for which Greenpeace will be campaigning at an upcoming meeting of the Antarctic Ocean Commission.

“‘January Is The Cruelest Month’ was the first thing we wrote together when I came over to South Africa to work on the first Eku Fantasy EP with Gareth”, says Adelekan. “It’s a track we never finished. Then a few weeks ago Greenpeace got in touch about joining the #ProtectAntarctic campaign and making a video with footage they took in the Antarctic”.

He goes on: “Nigeria and South Africa – not to mention Brighton, where I now live – will be in the front line of the devastation if we don’t do something to stop rising sea levels. So it was a no-brainer for us to get involved. We quickly finished off ‘January’, Gareth got to work on a video… and here we are”.

A number of other artists will be releasing music in support of the same campaign, including Penguin Café, Alison Sudol and Kutiman.

Watch the video for ‘January Is The Cruelest Month’ here:



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