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Ransom Note stalwart Bawrut presents his debut album ‘In the Middle’, an eleven-track journey around the Mediterranean.
"The album features several guest vocalists, including the stadiumpacking phenomenon LIBERATO hailing from Napoli, the Moroccan-born Paris-based DJ and singer Glitter٥٥, the catchy ItaloPop artist Cosmo as well as Chico Blanco, a young singer and producer at the forefront of Spain’s new generation of independent pop music artists.
‘In the Middle ’is a reflection on recent years. A story about movement and migration around the Mediterranean but also the notion of a moving identity. It’s about the luck of the draw, finding yourself born in the middle of the ‘West’, whilst others strive to get here with the hope of a better life. It’s about being in the middle of music and cultures and the beautiful accidents that this movement has produced over the years. Above all, it’s a celebration of the beauty of the movement to a better life, to create something new, with hope and optimism whatever the circumstances. It’s a celebration of diversity and inclusivity. “I was born in Gorizia, a city with a centuries-old, multi-ethnic identity literally split in two by a border (Italy and Slovenia) after the Second World War. Perhaps for this reason I have always felt closer and more aligned with the encounters between cultures and people, instead of the rigid idea of nationalism and the notion of a unique identity. Through my music I try to combine languages and sounds to make a record that celebrates the union, the meeting and crossing of experiences.” - Bawrut"