The opening song of the Taking My Shadow EP; ‘Fire In Your Soul’ bolts out of the starting blocks with an incendiary blast of art-rock energy and sets the pace for a 4 track release of sustained gusto and imagination. One of the earliest track’s Tarek penned as Dead Nature, the new single finds the innovative artist & producer doing what he does best; building a spectacular composition with heart from the most unlikely and primitive of beginnings.
‘Fire In Your Soul’ very much rings the tone musically and emotionally for Tarek’s first solo collection, a release that sees him breaking away from his indie-rock roots and propelling himself into the dreamy stratospheres orbited by Arcade Fire or The War On Drugs. Written at a crucial time in his prolific songwriting career, the EP finds Tarek reaching out to explore new corners of himself and his sonic capabilities as he sets foot upon a new and exciting path in the industry alone. Intrinsic, euphoric and fierce of delivery, the results alight an astounding spark of musical determination that throw open wide the possibilities for the future.
As the winner of Self-Producing Artist of the Year at the Music Producer’s Guild Awards in 2017, logically the Taking My Shadow EP was written, recorded and produced by Tarek himself at his studio hideaway in Liverpool. Additional production input on the record came from friend and fellow music producer Joe Wills. A vivid and heartfelt listen, that reflects upon Musa’s anxieties, ambitions and hopes, the Taking My Shadow EP is a bold rebirth and a spellbinding debut release as Dead Nature. This is just the beginning.