Hanni El Khatib Ends ‘Savage Times’ Rollout with “This I Know”

It didn’t take a detective to assume that Hanni El Khatib would title his next album Savage Times. Just take a look at his EP releases from 2016. But what did surprise us is his undying passion to try new things and see what adventures that that would bring on. As stated on the Bandcamp page for the new album, he ended up “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.” This resulted in “everything from garage rock to punk to disco, hip-hop and even some unexpected solo-guitar self-portraiture.” As an already talented multi-instrumentalist, Hanni delivered on our high hopes for Savage Times.

It seems that the final album is a collection of all of the EPs and singles that he released last year. To cap it off, “This I Know” is a slow burning track with an organ as Hanni pleads with a girl to shoot straight with him.

You can also watch a promo clip for the album above which features footage from Hanni’s week-long trip to Paris last year in October. You can pre-order the album here.

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