Having brought the heat with previous singles ‘Simba’ and ‘Wild Wild East’ Mancunian wordsmith Tobi Sunmola releases the title track off his forthcoming EP ‘City Of Dreams’,released on the 24th November
Perhaps the most poignant single from the project, ‘City Of Dreams’ is a display of Tobi’s admiration and pride for his adopted city following the tragic events earlier in the year. Although the emotional track was written before the 02 bombing, Sunmola maintains that the meaning behind the lyrics only made sense after, as he yearns, “don’t believe what you read in the news baby, the city’s alive”.
‘City Of Dreams’ is the latest in a series of societal musings all interlinked by a common theme. Inspired by the film ‘Inception’, the Nigerian-born rapper elaborates: “The general idea is understanding how much the belief in something can change your reality. [I am curious] how deep into my journey of understanding music I can go and how vulnerable and open I must become to achieve this”.