Kuwaitian electronic multimedia artist Zahed Sultan is getting ready to release his second album, eyeamsound, next month. In support of the album, Sultan is taking the album’s live audio-visual experience to several places around the world for nine months. The journey is being documented and in partnership with PledgeMusic, Sultan is also sharing it and offering other treats.
The groovy ‘Hakatha’ is the first of three singles to be shared that has now emerged. The track is a rework from an original release of his 2012 Reuse Me EP. Known for his entrepreneurial projects and commitment to the environment and social causes, ‘Hakatha’ is also inspired by social events. It “pays tribute to the social frustrations that have plagued the Middle East region prior to the Arab Spring and thereafter”, as the press release says. “In classical spoken-word Arabic, the narrator calls upon Arab people to stand in unity, against tyranny, with a sense of civic pride.” Listen to ‘Hakatha’ below.