Jodie Abacus has announced details of his new single ‘Keep Your Head Down’ for release on Household Records on February 10th.

Premiered as the latest Inbox Fresh on BBC 1xtra, ‘Keep Your Head Down’ is a soul-laden slice of funk eccentricity recalling Gnarls Barkley and vintage Parliament Funkadelic. With production handled by indie darling SOHN, the singles’ lyrics centre around the refugee crisis, hiding a much darker tone underneath the innately catchy, head-bobbing rhythm section.

Check out ‘Keep Your Head Down’ :

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Official audio for “Keep Your Head Down” by Jodie Abacus, available now: I started writing this song after I woke up one morning in my hotel room in LA and started watching a segment on refugees. That same day I had a studio session with Nick Ruth and SOHN so I went in the studio with this idea in my head.


Raised on a diet of hip-hop, jazz and funk, Lewisham’s newest legend output is an eclectic mixture of influence that has seen the vocalist share stages with the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, Jamie Woon & Laura Mvula, win applause across Radio 1, 1xtra, Kiss and Capital Xtra and have the honour of being the only British artist to be invited to play this year’s Roots Picnic in Philadelphia (where he shared the same line-up as Future, Usher and Anderson.Paak).

After performances everywhere from Glastonbury to Secret Garden Party, not to mention the success of his recent sold-out headline show at The Jazz Café in London, Jodie is currently gearing up for the release of his debut album early next year.