Archeo will release his new single ‘Glass Half Empty’, the follow up to debut single ‘Mr. General’, on 15th April through his own label Music Mantra. ‘Glass Half Empty’ is a homage to Archeo’s vast array of influences and to the mash-up culture we live in today, where Archeo says he feels obliged to mix it up. It combines clattering percussion and slinky funk harmonies with lyrics sung by his hugely distinctive voice, although he insists that it is ultimately a song about optimism and being a “glass half-full sort of guy”, and describes it himself as an ‘”intergalactic-future-funk-crunk record.”
His mother is from Panama and his dad from India, where his father’s business saw Archeo move around a lot. He lived in Hong Kong for five years, studied at an American school in Nigeria, then settled in London when he was 11. This can be heard in his music, with nods to the likes of A.R. Rahman, and can be seen in his styling where Archeo throws a Nehru jacket in with vintage clothing, modern men’s tailoring and a slight rockabilly influence. He’s currently in the studio working on his debut album, released later this year, with producers such as Mr. Waltmann (No Doubt, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Katy Perry) and The White N3rd (Loick Essien).