Art for Arts sake?
Mehal brings together a collision of art, folk and rhythmic blues into organic, honest songs that tell tales of extraordinary souls crossing paths within the universe’s energizing continuum.
His live, acoustic EP Caress features powerful, raw melodies and dramatic narratives that explore the universal complexity of human survival around the world and celebrate triumph over life’s challenges.
His vivid observational skills as well as his talent for experimentation and for channeling dynamic characters, like Tahirih, through the deep textures of his voice conjure emotional moments that honor the magic of the artists and storytellers that have inspired him, including RadioHead, David Byrne, Nick Drake, John Martyn, Morrissey, John Lennon and Robert Plant's Band of Joy.
Mehal’s music is punctuated by clock-like rhythms commemorating the passage of time and is an expression of his deep faith in the importance of human survival. Like Tom Waits he tells our story.. Getting to what being human is all about.
Working closely with Photographers Sean Afnan and Karen Taylor, we have been able to create a look and feel to this exciting release that we hope you'll like. Here's a little taster of how our image of Tahirih was created..