Ehiorobo’s chameleonic, expansive sound traverses the space between pop, experimental r&b/soul, rap/hip-hop, electronic, afro-jazz, alternative rock, and more. Equal parts soulful, poignant and zany, his output is as multifaceted as his unique personality and upbringing. Though often mistaken for a ‘futuristic producer moniker’, Ehiorobo (commonly shortened as Ehi), is derived from Ehiorobo Carlos Igiehon, a born-name that reflects his Nigerian and Dominican heritages. Growing up admittedly dissimilar to the caricatured portraits of black male(s) that were often present in Western popular media, Ehi made a conscious choice to embrace his eccentricities and immersed himself in the world of internet culture and video games, making a sizable impact in a short amount of time collaborating with artists such as Flamingosis, Omniboi, MEMBA, and more while releasing an intimate collection of songs on his debut LP, Limeade. Ehiorobo’s unconventional art and effervescent spirit is indicative of his desire to leap outside of any comfort zones and continue moving forward.
In 2021, Ehiorobo made a triumphant return with three new standalone singles, and an ambitious sophomore LP titled, ‘Joltjacket’. Notably dubbed Bandcamp’s ‘Album of the Day’ shortly after the LP’s release, journalist Ann-Derrick Gaillot’s review states, “Ehiorobo’s twist on R&B is sweetly disarming (…) using sounds from countless musical influences, from dissonant noise punk to honeyed soul and pop, each track offers an exuberant reflection on the emotional and sensory overloads experienced in life."
With the intent to “make others feel at home within themselves”, Ehiorobo’s new material emanates a vital source of energy, solace and adventure that serves as a reminder to us all — we can be more than one thing at once.