Salim Nourallah: Snowing In My Heart
Salim Nourallah isn't a superhero?he's a father, a husband, and an award winning musician and producer. His latest effort Snowing In My Heart is filled with melancholy tempered with acceptance and honesty. Salim's lyrics paint a picture of a man accepting loss and powerlessness over the effects of time and age. Despite subject matter, the songs feel upbeat, with their driving rhythm section and unforgettable pop hooks. This is what makes Snowing In My Heart so remarkable.
Salim Nourallah: Beautiful Noise
Since the year 2000, Salim Nourallah's music has received praise frompublications such as Time Out New York, Amplifier, Salon.com andRollingstone.com. The public's appreciation for his work was clear when heplayed SXSW 2004 to a standing room only crowd, for his debut of Polaroid.Salim?s latest release, Beautiful Noise, finds him reflecting on themes ofmortality, aging, lost love and, refreshingly, hope as an antidote todespair. His keen pop sensibilities shine through on songs like"Montreal," a McCartney-esque anthem to the joys of coupledom and "TheWorld Is Full of People?" a ballad filled with fatherly worries and love. On Beautiful Noise Salim connects with his listeners with emotional andengaging songwriting, comparable to the Beatles, Wilco, Big Star, or Beck.
Salim Nourallah: Polaroid
Polaroid is the first solo release by Salim Nourallah of the Nourallah Brothers. These twelve well-crafted songs explore the dynamics of a simultaneously loving and volatile family life. Unlike many pop albums of the past, this is not a disparate collection. The sum of its parts creates a photo album, a document; songs about, lessons from, and results of a family life where relationships that turn sour are often followed by loving new relationships. As such, much of its success lies in its sincerity and it's ability to remind us all of our own lives. Alternating between the slow subtle hooks of songs like "Everybody wants to be Loved," and "Waiting for You," and the bold catchy pop of "1978," the album is instantly accessible and endearing, but still manages to withstand the test of time. The melodies are impeccably well crafted and clearly the work of a songwriter in his prime, while the music strides gracefully in step with each melody, perfectly highlighting the emotion and enduring truth of the songs. This is an album that manages to rise up beyond the superficial pop music constructed for the masses, as an album of true substance, with truly universal themes that everyone can relate to and enjoy.