British indie-pop artist AJIMAL is back with a brand-new track “How Could You Disappear?”. The compelling ballad about the frailty of memory is the second track taken from the artist’s upcoming full-length, As It Grows Dark / Light.
Fran O’Hanlon, also known as AJIMAL, adopted his stage name after his stay Haiti, where he worked as a medic following the 2010 earthquake. Among the local people he encountered was a former voodoo priest, who went by the name of Ajimal.
Apart from being a qualified doctor, multitalented O’Hanlon is also a classically trained pianist. In his intuitive and emotional tracks, however, he explores such genres as folk, indie-pop and electronic music. AJIMAL released his debut album Childhood back in 2015. Throughout his career, he has shared the stage with such artists as Kathryn Joseph, Lucy Rose, The 1975 and Nadine Shah.
“How Could You Disappear?” is featured on the singer’s upcoming sophomore LP titled As It Grows Dark / Light. The album produced by Guy Massey (The Beatles, Spiritualized) is set to drop in Spring 2020 via Wow and Flutter Records. AJIMAL will also perform a series of live shows preceding the premiere of his new record.
Describing his latest single, O’Hanlon said, “’How Could You Disappear?’ is about memory and the idea of looking back on things that you might feel you could never forget, but which also inevitably warp and change with time. Memories are mostly lost, but they can also morph and swell into something completely different from the events that actually occurred.
In the same way, some seemingly banal and insignificant things can persist for a lifetime. These can have a powerful impact on our subsequent behaviours, hopes and fears, for the most part in ways that we’re totally unaware of”.
Listen to “How Could You Disappear?” here: