BBC Radio 1Xtra StageSunday4:35 pm
In a few short years Ebenezer has worked with the likes of Craig David, Duke Dumont, Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign and Rejjie Snow. With a string of successful releases last year such as ‘Cliché’, ‘Survival’ and ‘F**K IT’, Ebenezer carved his own unique path – one of emotionally tinged R&B with hints of trap, completely void of the usual pretence that’s flooded the genre. In a way, it can be described as conscious turn-up music, but without a holier than thou message – it’s simply real.
Ultimately, Ebenezer is a special artist: one for whom making music transcends ego and is buried deeper in what it means to be alive. “I’m learning how to express more about the things I wouldn’t share with people, the only way I can share it is through music,” he says. “I talk about my family, the struggles of it all, four people sleeping in a double bed in a box room with no radiator, using our bodies for warmth.” At the end of the day, he’s on a mission, in his own lane. Where other British artists may be focusing on grime or rap he’s created something as honest but in one way or another, more exquisite, soulful and reflective.