HANNI EL KHATIB shares new visual piece for 'Savage Times'


EP 'Savage Times Vol. 5' out now via Innovative Leisure! Innovative Leisure-signed Los Angeles artist shares trippy new visuals for latest single!

With his latest EP 'Savage Times Vol. 5' out now via Innovative Leisure, Los Angeles-based artist Hanni El Khatib is sharing a new visual piece for his latest single 'Savage Times'. 

Hanni El Khatib’s first idea for his Savage Times project was to do something he’d never done before. Instead, he ended up doing … well, everything he’d never done before. He’d be playing new instruments, writing in unfamiliar new ways, opening himself up to an unrelenting stream of ideas and dedicating himself totally to pure musical instinct—and then releasing songs instantly to the public. The result being five EP releases this year. Directed by Daniel Pappas & edited by Zachary Ernest, title-track 'Savage Times' has just received some unnerving psychedelic visuals, rounding off what has been quite prolific year for the artist. 

Watch 'Savage Times' here: https://youtu.be/HKvPb5mPSGI

Hanni El Khatib’s first idea for his Savage Times project was to do something he’d never done before. Instead, he ended up doing … well, everything he’d never done before. He’d be playing new instruments, writing in unfamiliar new ways, opening himself up to an unrelenting stream of ideas and dedicating himself totally to pure musical instinct—and then releasing songs instantly to the public. 

El Khatib started Savage Times last December, after the Bataclan attacks forced the cancellation of a planned Paris Festival performance.  With unexpected time on his hands—and unexpected ideas on his mind—he’d scheduled open-ended studio time at Crystal Antlers frontman-turned-producer Jonny Bell’s Jazzcats studio. Each day, he’d take the hour-long drive through L.A.’s industrial corridor to Long Beach, sketching out riffs and lyrics as he drove.

Originally, he’d hoped to explode the lingering idea that he was simply a blues-rock guitar player, but that’s why the Savage Times EP Series touches everything from garage rock to punk to disco, hip-hop and even some unexpected solo-guitar self-portraiture. But on the way, healso exploded his own idea of what he could do—even maybe who he was, or would be. Savage Times was an experiment, but an experience, too that touches on some of the most personal, political & social songs to date.

'Savage Times Vol. 5' is aptly the fifth EP to be released by Hanni El Khatib this year and is available now via Innovative Leisure. 

'Savage Times Vol. 5' tracklist:

1. Till Your Rose Comes Home
2. Hold Me Back
3. Savage Times 

Links:
Hanni El Khatib facebook
Hanni El Khatib twitter
Innovative Leisure artist page

For more information please contact frankie@stereosanctity.co.uk / t. +44 7921 176502.

January 11, 2017 12:04pm by Stereo Sanctity   Comments (0)

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