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Papa Atey Unleashes Emotionally Charged EP “Arrrggghhhhh!”

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Rising Ghanaian musician Papa Atey has recently released his highly anticipated EP titled “Arrrggghhhhh!” This 5-track project serves as an expression of rage, pain, and relief, delving into personal experiences that touch upon themes of addiction, sex, and the search for solace. While the EP’s predominant themes resonate strongly with the 18-28 age demographic, it is skillfully crafted to appeal to listeners of all ages.

Papa Atey is an interdisciplinary artist who wields his pen as a weapon, using it to swing messages of love and introspection. Through “Arrrggghhhhh!,” Papa Atey channels his emotions into a collection of songs that encapsulate the highs and lows of his personal journey. This emotionally stimulating EP is available now on all major streaming platforms.

In addition to his musical endeavors, Papa Atey is deeply committed to his community project, Sound Soul Station. Through this initiative, he facilitates conversations on holistic healing, utilizing music and intentional education to foster growth and well-being. “Arrrggghhhhh!” serves as a musical extension of this project, offering listeners an opportunity to engage with themes of healing and self-discovery.

Papa Atey’s EP is a testament to his talent and his ability to evoke raw emotions through his music. With his unique blend of genres and his honest lyrical approach, he captivates listeners and invites them to reflect on their own experiences.

“Arrrggghhhhh!” Tracklist

  • MY HEAD IS AN ANIMAL

I first titled this song “2019”… this year was filled with so much disappointment and shame for me. I was lost. Drugs, sex, friends, walking endlessly and just craving pain. Anything that would make me feel something. I wanted to find myself at the top instantly, I felt pressured with the realization that I had to cater for myself when I faced a difficult time. I wanted to be accepted into a company where I can be safe but it was out of fear. I kept making all the wrong decisions, I didn’t feel like a human anymore. I felt like an animal!

  • LAST NIGHT I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU IN OSU

is a reflection on the good times. Times where bliss was more and we really had fun. I say “we” because it’s for everyone. Are you really doing what you’re doing because it’s fun and fulfilling or it’s because of a standard set by someone you’re trying to attain? LNITAYIO is an anecdote to my lover and how It felt to have someone to talk to about intimate things. Now that’s she’s gone I’ll talk to a bottle and a wrap.

  • WAS IT JUST LUST?

Is lust really separate from love and care? Was it just lust that made you want this sex worker? This song puts the listener in the shoes of a sex worker and her customer exploring their past to bring about a beautiful origin story of the whore and her customer. A tale of love and lust. This is one that reminds us that sex workers are also human with the ability to feel love. The mind straddling chords steal your attention, yes! but the lyrics bang! and they’re so relatable. Enjoy

  • MAYBE I’M JUST OVERTHINKING

I was purely inspired by the work of Stanley Kubrick on Eyes Wide Shut, an erotic mystery psychological drama film about a man who is shocked by his wife’s fantasies about another man. He finds himself in an orgy of a secret society prior to his adventure of finding himself a woman to fantasize with. This song explores desire, sexuality and secrecy, the very fibre that weaves the doom of lovers.

  • NO, I DON’T WANT TO RELAPSE!

I’m gaining control of my emotions, I’ve been on a year of celibacy and a year of sobriety. I’m learning to take care of myself and to seek help. I’m Gradually putting my life together into one piece. This I know, that I couldn’t have done it without digging deep to find the God in me. My search for the higher power and the conscious effort to restore my confidence and sanity has been a journey. No, I don’t want to relapse is a reflection of who I was and who I am becoming.

Listen to “Arrrggghhhhh!” on all platforms here