Superstar-in-the-making, Bobbie Johnson, chatting and performing live at Musicbox Lisboa
Bobbie Johnson, a solo hip-hop artist from the UK, mashes her multi-genre influences of hip-hop, grime, garage and glitch, to form an amalgamation of sounds that showcases her conscious thought and social commentary. She uses the self-healing tool of music to explores self-reflective themes of love in her upcoming EP ‘Defier’, out October 8, on QM Records.
Defier shows an artist evolving; her production skills reach a fresh and complex twist on her sound as you know it. Citing influences such as James Blake and FKA Twigs, the ‘Defier EP’ plays around with ideas of rebellion, it highlights the struggles in love – futile love, unrequited love, destructive love and the importance of self-love.
‘Rainbow Flags’ is very close to Bobbie’s heart; spitting topics of homosexuality, being overly sexualised, commercialized or suppressed. ‘Another Man’ – the first single from the Defier EP – talks about the social commentary of relationship games, sexual fluidity and learning about yourself. All guided with the garage-reminiscent vibe and dreamy vocals. Her quick wit is showcased on follow up single ‘Go Get Mine’ featuring up and coming Brighton rapper Taff. A sound that is more familiar to the Bobbie you may know, focusing on your career but with a cheeky look back into the past to see how far you’ve come, all over a grime-influenced beat.
Out October 8, 2018
‘Music is my only release, it’s the only thing that soothes my soul. It’s my stabiliser, my passion, and my wife.’
— Bobbie Johnson
UK producer and rapper Bobbie Johnson combines hip hop, grime, garage, and glitch to form an amalgamation of sounds that showcase her conscious thought and social commentary. She has gained the nickname of the ‘Rapping Adele’ increasing her fan base with every show she commands, promoting a new age voice of hip hop.
Bobbie is based in Brighton, UK, and draws inspiration from a range of musicians, including James Blake, FKA Twigs, Kendrick Lamar, OutKast, Queen Latifah, Tom Misch – and many more – and has supported Children of Zeus, The Pharcyde and Roots Manuva, and has also toured with Rag ’n’ Bone Man.
She released her debut EP ‘You & I’ in 2016, which catalysed attention and local support that she has been garnering over the last few years, followed up with 2018 EP ‘Defier’, and single ‘Another Man’.