'LIFE LONG' IS A CATHARTIC INNER-MONOLOGUE ON LOVE, SELF-HELP AND LIFE CYCLES. CREATED BY LYRICIST AND PRODUCER TAL JANES AND PRODUCER JOSEPH COSTI, BAHLA’S SECOND BODY OF WORK INVITES US INTO THEIR GENRE-FLUID WORLD OF CLOSE-KNIT RHYTHMS, CELESTIAL TEXTURES AND THE ETHEREAL, YET POWERFUL VOCALS OF PORTUGUESE SINGER INÊS LOUBET.

THEIR DEBUT ALBUM ‘IMPRINTS’ (2017) SAW THE DUO DIG DEEP INTO THEIR JEWISH ROOTS, CREATING A CINEMATIC TRIP THROUGH CONTEMPORARY JAZZ AND MELODIES DRAWN FROM ACROSS THE DIASPORA. DESCRIBED BY MOJO AS ‘ARRESTINGLY DIFFERENT’ THE GROUP HAD SEVERAL FESTIVAL DATES, RADIO APPEARANCES (BBC/JAZZ FM), A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL UK TOUR AND A 7” SINGLE RELEASE WITH BRITISH LABEL ‘GEARBOX RECORDS’, FEATURING TWO TRACKS FROM THE ALBUM.

THEIR MOST RECENT OFFERING 'LIFE LONG', A 5-TRACK SELF-PRODUCED EP, BUILDS ON THEIR SIGNATURE SOUND AND HAS A STRONG FOCUS ON LYRICISM, PRODUCTION AND HOOKS AKIN TO THE LIKES OF LITTLE DRAGON, JAMES BLAKE AND THOM YORKE. JOINED BY LONG TIME COLLABORATORS; DRUMMER BEN BROWN, BASSIST ANDREA DI BIASE AND THE CREATIVE STELLAR WORK FROM MIXER ALEX KILLPARTRICK, THE EP ALSO SEES A NEW COLLABORATION WITH ELECTRONIC PRODUCER MARK CAKE ON THE SELF-TITLED TRACK ‘LIFE LONG’.

 

 

 

LEAVING THE DOOR OPEN TO NEW SONIC POSSIBILITIES, BAHLA’S IDENTITY CONTINUES TO BLOOM WITH DISCOVERY WHILST BEING GROUNDED IN RICH TRADITIONS.