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The Book Of Malachi EP is the 2019 comeback EP for UK Rapper / Songwriter Reload.
The concept behind The Book Of Malachi cross references the birth of Reload’s first child Malachi and also the final book of the old testament “Malachi” which symbolises a transition period from old to new.
Over the duration of the first week of September 2019, Reload will participate in an artist residency with Snape Maltings which will accumulate in a showcase performance of the entire EP on the evening of September 6 2019. The Aim of the residency is to create The Book Of Malachi from scratch working with a different production team on the first 3 days of the residency and the final two days of the residency focusing on mastering the performance aspect of the EP.
Eventually at least 50% of The Book Of Malachi will consist of live instruments within the tracks with the producer / composer fusing live instruments with electronic production.
The overall themes of the project will be about the past 12 months of life which consists of the everyday struggles of a working class black musician within inner-city London, the birth of my son Malachi, relationship turbulence with his mother, income struggles against a politically charged backdrop, spirituality and falling out of love with music. As many of the themes are quite powerful, each song will be accompanied by some sort of monologue/ poetry which will be included in the intro/outro/bridge dependent of the composition arrangement.