Gallo Record Company is excited to announce the release of Kahn Morbee’s second studio album, ‘A NOISE IN THE VOID’. The album is available for download here and on CD in music stores nationwide.
‘A Noise In The Void’ has already seen five of the singles from the album released (including the iTunes #1 collab with Karen Zoid ‘WE COULD BE DIVINE’) receive a resounding response among fans and media alike. The current single on radio ‘A GIRL NAMED PARIS’ is also charting across multiple radio stations and the album is without a doubt Kahn’s top solo release to date.
Recorded and produced by THEO CROUS at the now popular and renowned Belville Studios in Cape Town and with the assistance of Robert James Davidson (keyboard and synth for Zebra & Giraffe) Kahn has taken a slightly different direction for this album, which he describes, rather tongue in cheek, as a smorgasbord of gospel alternative 80’s POP from the future. The bi-weekly release of singles and videos from A NOISE IN THE VOID has afforded fans the opportunity to experience a taste of what to expect from the album.
Watch all the music videos from Kahn’s album ‘A Noise In The Void’ here:
Kahn & Karen Zoid – We Could Be Divine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plNol0ofZN8
Kahn – Fables: https://youtu.be/h1-lzzpS9KY
Kahn – A Girl Named Paris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIE2mjw6ujs
Kahn – Lucky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GTG-tB9ySY
Kahn – The Muse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHePxPc7WnY
Kahn explains the writing process behind the album, saying “The writing process is a continuous process, on this album there’s a few songs where I collaborated with other song writers; Karen Zoid, Nic Olsen and Tristan Prettyman. Both Tristan and Karen’s songs also became duets. Musically both Theo Crous and Rob Davidson were integral contributors across the entire album and I featured one of my VOICE season 1 team contestants, Eden Myrrh on many tracks, including a duet.”
On recording the album, the process was a timeous one for Kahn who used various musicians to create his own sound. “The songs were recorded with Theo Crous at Bellville studios over several sessions in between touring and life’s commitments. I used several session musicians to ensure a significant departure from The Parlotones sound.”
When asking Kahn what his favourite track on the album is, he responds “It’s difficult to choose a favourite, I love ‘em all for different reasons. I’m chuffed with my guitar work on VACANCY and I love the musicality of GOODBYE ANNIE. The message on CUPID and FABLES is important but I’m proud of how the entire album turned out”
A special message from Kahn to all his fans as they listen to ‘A Noise In The Void’ – “I hope fans enjoy the journey of the album, and embrace some of the philosophy within the script and the lyrics. Musicians always hope for some semblance of success with their creations BUT mostly I hope to look back one day and be proud of this album and look forward to bringing it to fans on a soon to be announced series of dates.”
Catch Kahn and Karen Zoid live at the following remaining dates of the ‘We Could Be Divine’ tour:
VENUE: SAND DU PLESSIS THEATRE, BLOEMFONTEIN
DATE: 18 JULY 2017
BOOKING: COMPUTICKET – SOLD OUT
VENUE: TEATRO MONTECASINO
DATE: 21 & 22 JULY 2017
BOOKING: COMPUTICKET (21 July SOLD OUT / 22 July – Tickets Available)
Kahn’s album ‘A Noise In The Void’ is out now on digital release through Gallo Record Company – http://smarturl.it/KahnNoiseInVoid – and available on CD in all good music stores nationwide.
‘A Noise In The Void’ tracklisting:
1 A NOISE IN THE VOID (Instrumental)
2 SWIMMING WITH THE SAINTS (Ft Tristan Prettyman)
4 GOODBYE ANNIE
5 RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT
6 A GIRL NAMED PARIS
8 MOMENT IN THE SUN (Ft. Eden Myrrh)
10 GET LUCKY
11 OPTIMISTIC EYES
13 WE COULD BE DIVINE (Ft. Karen Zoid)
14 THE MUSE
15 Dialogue (spoken word)
Kahn Morbee, front man of one South Africa’s most loved musical outfits; THE PARLOTONES, has over the last 4 years forged his reputation as a solo artist performing as K A H N. His artistic and musical contributions on all of THE PARLOTONES studio albums have received critical acclaim across the globe and his solo project is setting him on course to follow the same path.
With a compelling stage personality of his own and a reputation for enthralling audiences, K A H N attributes his musical influences across a range of genre’s and this is set to take listeners on a cathartic experience that allows them to hold onto every lyric they can all associate with.
Formed in 2014, K A H N embarked on creating his debut album SALT that earned him his first SAMA (South African Music Awards) nomination in his solo capacity for Best Adult Contemporary Album. K A H N recently completed second studio album, A NOISE IN THE VOID, that is set for release in July 2017 – the first single from the album, WE COULD BE DIVINE, a collaboration with South Africa’s own queen of rock n’ roll, KAREN ZOID debut at #1 on the iTunes download charts as well as feature very prominently across all major South African radio charts.
K A H N’s distinct and distinguished vocal ability earned him a coaching spot on The Voice South Africa in 2015 and together with RICHARD STIRTON, #TeamKahn was crowned the inaugural winner of the season 1 and earned K A H N a spot on the coaching panel for season 2.
2006 |SAMA Awards Winner | Best Rock Album for Radiocontrolledrobot | The Parlotones
2007 | MK Awards Winner | Best Video | I’ll Be There | The Parlotones
2008 | People’s Choice Awards 2008 Winner | Best Music Act | The Parlotones
2008 | MTV Africa Awards Nomination | Best Group | The Parlotones
2008 | MTV Africa Awards Nomination | Best Alternative Group | The Parlotones
2008 | International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Music Video | First Place for Overexposed | The Parlotones
2008 | International Songwriting Competition (ISC) 2008 Performance | Second Place for Giant Mistake | The Parlotones
2009 | MK Awards | Best Video | Overexposed | The Parlotones
2009 | MK Awards | Best Animation | Overexposed | The Parlotones
2009 | SAMA Awards Nomination | Best Global Chart DVD | The Parlotones Unplugged | The Parlotones
2009 | SAMA Award Winner | Music Video of the Year | Overexposed | The Parlotones
2010 | SAMA Award Winner | Best Rock Album for Stardust Galaxies | The Parlotones
2010 | You Magazine Awards Winner | Best Band | The Parlotones
2010 | SAMA Awards Winner | Best Music Video | Push Me to the Floor | The Parlotones
2014 | TV Africa Music Awards Winner | Best Alternative Band | The Parlotones
2016 | SAMA Award Nomination |Best Adult Contemporary Album | SALT | K A H N
Debut solo album SALT was released in South African and select territories internationally. The album drew from a heavy influence from his own life experiences and earned K A H N his first South African Music Award nomination in his solo capacity for Adult Contemporary Album of the year. Recorded and produced by BRENDAN JURY, the album was well received in all markets and enabled to K A H N to create his own identity from that of THE PARLOTONES.
A NOISE IN THE VOID 2017:
Second solo album from K A H N, A NOISE IN THE VOID is set for release in JULY 2017 and has already seen the debut single WE COULD BE DIVINE, a collaboration with KAREN ZOID debut at #1 on the iTunes download charts as well as feature very prominently across all major South African radio charts. Recorded and produced by THEO CROUS at the now popular and renowned Belville Studios in Cape Town and with the assistance of Robert James Davidson (keyboard and synth for Zebra & Giraffe) K A H N has taken a slightly different direction for this album, which K A H N describes, rather tongue in cheek, as smorgasbord gospel alternative 80’s POP from the future. The bi-weekly release of singles and videos from A NOISE IN THE VOID has afforded fans the opportunity to experience a taste of what to expect from the album, and the response across all releases has thus far been positively received by both fans and media alike. To coincide with the release of A NOISE IN THE VOID, K A H N together with KAREN ZOID will be heading out on the WE COULD BE DIVINE TOUR, visiting most of South Africa’s major cities as well as South Africa’s largest arts festival, The Grahamstown National Arts Festival.