|ROBERT BIEHN & AMY
TAYLOR @ SLOCO'S!
It's always a great time getting to go out
and support featured artists and last
night was no exception. Got the chance to
see Robert Biehn and Amy Taylor perform at
Sloco's. Great sets from both, including
some new stuff.
OMAR ALHINDI SET TO RELEASE BEDHEAD LEVEL
We talked with 19 year old Omar Alhindi to
get the story behind his debut album,
Bedhead Level 1, slated to drop October
Omar's first LP, entirely
autobiographical, tells the story of his
first heartbreak. After the relationship
he confides that he isolated himself in
his room, and spent a lot of time sleeping
and writing. Music was his outlet. "At the
end of the day it was my diary. It was my
way to cope. Writing music, getting it out
in the open was my way to do it." Omar
In an industry where image is everything,
it is refreshing when you come across a
young person, choosing to be real. He
describes himself as being an open book.
"I feel I have to portray all of me, not
just what I want people to see." And the
album does just that.
"It's so honest." Omar says, adding that
he believes in the need to write from
personal experience. His inspirations come
from past relationships as well as
desires. "I've always wanted my life to
play out like a movie" he tells us. He
uses that when writing songs about how he
wants to perceive certain things in life.
He wrote his newest single, "Stay Strong"
when he was 15, as a tribute to his
Grandma who just passed away from cancer.
Omar wants the track to encourage people.
"Even if times are hard your never alone.
Stay strong and fight on. Things get
Bedhead Level 1 is almost five years in
the making, and Omar has grown a lot since
then. Why did the album take so long to
get finished? Numerous reasons. He
recorded over 200 songs, but wanted to
make sure the ones that made the cut were
the absolute best. He also wanted his
vocals to be ready and a better idea of
how to produce them. "I lost inspiration
for awhile and wanted to get to know
myself outside of music." Omar confides.
So he took a few years off recording and
came back recharged.
About a year ago he wrote his favorite
track on the album, "Lust". While he says
it's not something he personally went
through during his first relationship, he
likes that it's sexy. Omar thinks it will
be fun to try and portray that side of him
The album is the first of two parts. The
concept for the name Bedhead Level 1,
attributes to his love and inspiration
from video games and the fact that much of
the album was written in his bedroom.
For Omar, it isn't about how many people
are going to like his music (and we think
you will). It is about his love of
performing, and of telling stories. He
also wants to get involved in acting and
writing books. "I've been writing stories
since I was in 4th grade. I want to be
jack of all trades."
Music is another way for him to tell his
stories, in a way that he feels people are
able to put themselves in his shoes when
listening. And isn't that the best music?
Those songs that make you feel like they
are speaking personally to you. Music has
the power to touch your heart, and that is
what Omar hopes to do with this album.
"It's a blessing that people follow my
music. I appreciate all of the
opportunities that I'm given."
"Bedhead Level 1" is slated to drop
October 28th, with his newest single "Stay
Strong" out now.
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