Independent label Tru Thoughts has named London artist Ty, real name Ben Chijioke, as its newest signing.
He says: “It’s really nice to feel part of a family of people working to push your music and your dreams, I instantly get the right feeling about Tru Thoughts and I am looking forward to being able to just fly musically and be in control of what I wanna share with the world…”
A Mercury Prize nominee in 2004 for his sophomore LP ‘Upwards’, Chijioke’s last studio release was 2010′s ‘Special Kind Of Fool’. His first release under the new deal will be an EP entitled ‘A Kick Snare & An Idea’, out in April. Listen to featured track ‘Like You Never’ now: