Men in Power

VI

Gosh it’s hard to replace

The innocence of a child

Hypnotized by the land

That was once shining bright

 

The weights of time broke apart

Put every bond in the fog

Blurry lights, a signs of time

Brought to you by the men in power.

 

CH | I stay way in the south / I stick right by the water

 

VII

Take me back to the basics

Oh youth speak to me again

I’m in a hurry, such a hurry

To find my identity

 

CH | I stay way in the south / I stick right by the water

 

VIII

 

Oh I’m so far from that place

Where my heart does operate

Yes I yearn to replace

the lies of men in power.

Music & Lyrics

Chapter 1

Kuwaisiana’s, Chapter 1, is an awesomely interesting release by an equally intriguing band from New Orleans with bridges to Kuwait who combine the vernacular of topics between there and the US southern region. They cross bread everything from Cajun to Pop music in their combination of styles that never leave out the two areas in which they’re grounded, yet they have a universal appeal in the process. Chapter 1 wins on that premise alone.” James McQuiston, Editor at NeuFutur

Drawing fitfully from their surrounds, the septet’s sonics are bolstered by bursts of brass and the lilt of (apparently synthesized) accordion, conjuring a rootsy, Cajun vibe around +Aziz’s raw, DIY-rock approach. At the best moments, a barn-storming, street-party abandon overcomes these slightly flat, self-produced recordings… But there is a potent spice found amid this audio stew. Split into two “sides” — the first in Arabic, the second English — the lyrics on “Chapter 1” carry subtle weight as a reflection on the modern Arab experience.” Martin Wingham, Arab News

Given the current banal state of popular music, an album and a band like Kuwaisiana are just the tonic that is needed… So here’s to Kuwaisiana for treading new ground and charting a new path. In a musical landscape that sometimes feels too cookie-cutter and too safe, Kuwaisiana are paving new ground, and hot damn, it is awe-inspiring.” Greg Robson, Step Inside This House