BBC Horizons Act 'Codewalkers' share new 'Roadman' Single | Out 30th August 2019
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Cardiff's Codewalkers return with their brand new single 'Roadman'
After being selected for this years BBC Horizons project, figureheaded by BBC Presenter Bethan Elfyn, Codewalkers find themselves with more momentum than ever.
Cardiff-based brothers: Producer, Ben Dabson and Guitarist, Dafydd Dabson, have been making noise together since before they could talk. Codewalkers was formed in 2016 when they recruited vocalist Seun Babatola to provide a message to their music. The trio were joined in 2018 by Bassist Chay Lockyer and Drummer Aled Lloyd.
Their music is a mix of rock, rap and reggae. Ambitious in scope and featuring a mix of live and electronic instruments, it moves from catchy reggae hooks to hip-hop grooves. Often drawing on his childhood experiences in Nigeria, lyricist Seun Babatola can cover serious issues in his writing - gender, violence, societal expectations - but the music is always full of life and energy. It makes you dance, it makes you think.
A few words about 'Roadman' by Seun - Codewalkers Lead Singer
"Roadman's based on the feelings of inadequacy we all have as we start off in our journey into independence, some later than others. It's a fact that our society is increasingly expensive when you're young or without resources. 'Living in my mum's basement' is still something people get dissed for, when in fact it's the only affordable option. It also deals with the pressure to be more: more dangerous, more confident, more wealthy, etc. The image versus the reality. I remember being broke, living at home, still studying while everyone else seemed to be making money and climbing that corporate ladder, making waves in their respective fields. At the end of the track is the calm realisation that we are what we are. I am a Roadman. Not because I'm a gangster, not because I make paper. I'm a Roadman because I'm confident and competent and still too broke not to be chasing dreams on the street level."
Source Beast PR
August 12, 2019 6:14am ET by Beast PR