This isn’t a blog aimed to convert the brainwashed so lets get straight to the point. Music is a bitter sweet symphony for creative artists. The love hate relationship with an existing industry who some say are part of the problem!. The view point of what is thought to be commercially viable within the mainstream and monopolised ‘music’ industry is becoming less and less relevant in the eyes of many…
So, enter Zee Khattak and those who have walked the path before him.
Zee Khattak is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in the West-Midlands, UK. He embodies the Songwall battle cry that champions “a platform where artists do not have to sacrifice artistic integrity for commercial success”. This has materialised to a newly completed debut 10-track album ‘Every Winter’ and a Kickstarter campaign to help get it on vinyl, where it belongs!
More and more people are looking for music with character. Kickstarter provides a platform for the creative mavericks who stick a finger to the mainstream routes to ‘success’.
Take 5 minutes this weekend and click through to Zee Khattak’s Kickstarter campaign. Here you can absorb the sounds of his ‘Every Winter’ campaign. If you are a person who supports the plight of the creative artist striving for their art on their own terms, then Zee Khattak is a horse to be backed.
The song titled ‘This Poisons Not Enough’ is one of those rare and haunting melodies that is lyrically wise beyond the years. You can listen to it listen to it on the Kickstarter campaign page.
His dark and brooding style has roots in folk, blues and classic rock. The album ‘Every Winter’ is a blend of classic folk, blues and roots-rock reminiscent of singer-songwriters including Bob Dylan and Neil Young, along with the darker subject matter that may be found in Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen.
The enjoyment of backing artists like Zee Khattak is more rewarding than you might think, so why not try it… supporting and discovering self produced artists who take the time to produce art with character is where its at and it’s the future. Your physical product is a reminder that you helped materialise something where care and attention was paramount. It’s the basis of all great art!
Without artists such as Zee Khattak, the music world would be dull place. Many people talk about revolution of this and that but in terms of the music revolution, well it’s right here. It’s right here with Zee Khattak’s album ‘Every Winter’.
This is your chance to be part of the revolution. Revolutionise yourself first and take 5 minutes to absorb the ‘Every Winter’ campaign. Think what do you value about music? and then decide are you part of the revolution?
Coming soon… keep an eye out for more songs and exclusive content on Zee Khattak’s Songwall.