AJIMAL (Fran O’Hanlon) is a London via Newcastle multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter which we introduced in 2015. Five years after first full-length Childhood, he announced the release of a new album. As It Grows Dark is out on June 26th via Wow & Flutter Records. It was produced by Guy Massey (Spiritualized, Bill Fay, The Divine Comedy, Paul Simon, The Beatles).

According to the press release, The inspiration for the project followed his time working as a field medic during the Haitian Earthquake crisis – where he met an infamous preacher and former voodoo priest called ‘Ajimal‘. He is also a classically trained pianist, but now prefers to write music by ear rather than adhering to the rigid syllabus he grew up with.

Check the first excerpt “Animals“.