THIS IS us

 
 Album Cover Design: Kevin Moussa-Mann, Photo: Emily Frazier Creative

Album Cover Design: Kevin Moussa-Mann, Photo: Emily Frazier Creative

It all started when…

...I was given a guitar when I was around 10 and a book on how to learn to play. Following the simple instructions, I taught myself how to play guitar. Then I wrote my first ever song...and I just kept doing that.

When I was 13, I desperately wanted to learn to play the piano but we couldn't afford a piano, just the piano lessons. So I drew the piano keys on some paper and would practise every day after weekly lesson. I later went to boarding school where I continued lessons and did my Grade 6. 

I love all styles of music and can't seem to stop mixing Middle East and Western styles in my songs. I guess that reflects me too - a mix of both! 

This Is Us is a collection of songs old and new, arranged and produced in a completely new way to what I have been used to. I wanted to create an album that was a reflection of my walk with God, but that also reflected who I am as a person. I wanted the songs and the tone to be real and genuine, not just a typical 'worship' album, but a reminder of what the Bible says. Too often we're busy blindly repeating the chorus in church out of habit and not 'saying' the words.