The album opens with the brief ambient guitar intro “Hello”, then tosses the listener immediately into “A Mad World” that features driving electric guitar riffs, frantic trumpets, and foreboding vocals. The theme of temptation weaves throughout the songs (“Trouble”, “Motions of the Dancers” and “All Mine”) as well as the theme of seduction in “Lazy River” which fades into the lush atmospheric strings in “Timeless”. “Motions of the Dancer” and “Falling”, the two instrumental tracks on the album, consists of expressive acoustic guitar with percussion and varying tempos that build to a frenzy. The album comes to a passionate climax with “Luci”, a song about the confrontation with Lucifer, followed by a return to freedom with the final song “Yellow Bird”.
Tickets for the show at Pianos are $10 in advance and $12 DOS and Khaled goes on at 7PM.
Born in Saudi Arabia, Khaled Dajani moved to the US when he was 16 and, against his traditional upbringing, chose to pursue his musical passion with a vengeance. “I was always told, ‘Wise up and get a job and start a family!’ It only made me want to work harder on my craft, so I developed my voice, guitar technique, and unique composition style that I call alternative world fusion.”
Dajani performs regularly throughout New York City, Hoboken, Washington DC, and Pittsburgh. He has already released three albums independently and has toured the US extensively. He also plans to release a series of thematic music videos after Luci’s release. Calling Luci his most ambitious project to date, Dajani says about its creation, "I set out to record one of the most influential albums of all time." He describes, "It’s about being bold and honest and demanding more art, poetry and music. That's what I strive to achieve.”