12/15/2016

HANNI EL KHATIB SHARES NEW VISUAL PIECE FOR "SAVAGE TIMES"

HANNI EL KHATIB SHARES NEW VISUAL PIECE FOR "SAVAGE TIMES"

SAVAGE TIMES VOL. 5 AVAILABLE NOW VIA INNOVATIVE LEISURE


Following the release of his Savage Times Vol. 5 EP two weeks ago via Innovative Leisure, Hanni El Khatib is back today to share a new visual accompaniment for his latest single "Savage Times." The visuals are a psychedelic compilation of found footage, appropriately complementing the dark and trippy track. 

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, he also exploded his own idea of what he could do - even maybe who he was, or would be. Savage Times was an experiment, but also an experience, that includes some of Hanni El Khatib's most personal, political and social songs to date.

Find the new visuals for "Savage Times" as well as Savage Times Vol. 5 above, see below for full details on the EP, and stay tuned for more news from Hanni El Khatib soon. 

Hanni El Khatib
Savage Times Vol. 5
Innovative Leisure
12/2/2016

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

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