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Introducing…Asaf Avidan

He may sound like an angel, but this is Asaf Avidan, a prodigious Israeli musician described by The New York Times as “an artist that writes like Leonard Cohen, sings like Leonard Cohen, and has the charisma of a cabaret performer.” One Day / Reckoning Song is one of the greatest hits of the YouTube era, with 179 million views, reaching number 1 in 14 countries, and his three albums (he has also made another three records as lead singer of the band The Mojos) are a fine example of how a voice can reflect feelings so closely. With an androgynous register that has drawn comparisons with Jeff Buckley and Nina Simone, Avidan only began to play the guitar and compose songs when his heart was broken at the age of 26. He débuts at the festival with Into the Labyrinth, a solo show whose beauty and sensitivity go far beyond the normal scale. His is a unique voice.

Asaf Avidan unveiled few days ago his brand new single ‘Lost Horse’.

Cruïlla: Asaf Avidan

Asaf Avidan és un cantant i compositor israelià amb una veu que no s’oblida, desgastada, quasi femenina; amb una mica de Billie Holliday, una mica de Janis Joplin i ecos de Bob Dylan. També està al capdavant d’altres bandes, com Assaf Avidan & the Mojos, una banda de folk rock israeliana formada el 2006.

Va conèixer la fama internacional pel seu èxit One Day/Reckoning Song, que també va versionar el dj alemany Wankelmut. A Barcelona el músic ens presentarà el seu nou disc Gold Shadow, en el procés creatiu del qual, ha aconseguit establir una connexió entre el cor i el cap, amb influències d’americana i tocs soul.

El primer single de l’àlbum és Over My Head, una cançó que va crear en una nit sense dormir a París i que el va ajudar a reflexionar sobre la seva parella sentimental i a triar el camí que volia prendre.