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Hi Khamal, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
“khamal” is a Los Angeles based multi disciplinary artist songwriter…
rapper, and producer who attempts to live up to the arabic definition of his namesake while simultaneously creating music, art, and visuals that oscillate between arrogance, brevity, stoicism, nihillism, expressionism, and escapism.
His long awaited debut EP entitled “sorceress.” is a work wholly unique standing tall as a conceptual sound study which examines the parameters and visceral reactions often felt during the course of a less than equitable romantic relationship turned sonic seance of heartache , narcissism , and confliction. “sorceress.” attempts to serve as a direct and powerful example of emotional transmutation in real time.
Drawing influences from Gil Scott Heron , Kanye West, Prince , and Joni Mitchell.
I hope to redefine the current landscape of modern music. To bring the creativity back to the forefront of the mainstream music scene.
Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?
Released on December 19, 2019. The inspiration song lies within a medical or pseudo medical term from the study of the psychological dark triad with an emphasis on the behavior patterns of narcissist in relation to their relationships. This song serves as in depth mirror of my own experiences coupled with chilling and haunting backing vocals to create a sonic soundscape that hopefully will put you right into my moment.
What lessons would you like to impart with your audience?
Well the main lesson I want to impart is the ability to transmute negative energy, feelings, and experiences into something that can make you strong and inspire you.
The second lesson would be keeping your peace and learning how to love yourself in a healthy manner to the point you’ll never let anyone or anything come between you and your peace.
Start streaming “Love Bomb” right here:
What is your favorite part of this body of work?
The cathartic nature of the sonic palette and visual accompaniment.
I am really energized for people to dissect and understand the conceptual nature of the project as a whole, to understand that this song is only the beginning of a bigger story to be of told the cries that often fallen upon deaf ears and the hurt people who hurt people. While dark in theme I know there is a relatable theme of feeling the necessity to attempt to save the “unsaveable”.
Anything else we should know about it? Future releases?
So I’m dropping a stand alone single in the coming fall with visuals to come as well. This single is a stark departure from the sonics of “lovebomb.” while also remaining uniquely “khamal.”
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