Out today Faten Kanaan reveals new track ‘Ebla’ from her new album ‘Afterpoem’ set for release on 24th February via Fire Records. To celebrate the release, Faten will have an album release show in New York at National Sawdust in Brooklyn on 24th February before heading to the UK for four live dates with Colin Stetson.
‘Afterpoem’ is a mysterious, smudgy, bittersweet, and uniquely playful album. Deeply melodic, it continues her poignant exploration of counterpoint as a narrative tool.
From the repetitive structures of modern minimalism and early music/baroque influences – to more languid textural ebbs and tides, there’s a warmth in her use of synthesizers that gives the album a curiously timeless feel. Composing intuitively, her music has often been described as ‘strange’, mostly because it creates its own world- one that isn’t easily categorised.
The album’s title refers to the haze of a poem’s intended meaning being abstractly fleeting and barely graspable. Glistening threads of understanding still touch us – the poetry becoming intimately personal, and no further literal explanation is needed.
Mastered by Heba Kadry, ‘Afterpoem’ traces the metaphysical threads connecting us. It’s about love: for people, for nature, for the world around us. Complex feelings are translated into tangible objects we extend to each other through words, actions, music.
It’s about being romantic in our approach to everything. About welcoming mysteries… being just on the edge of having answers, but not always needing them.