Wednesday March 20, 2013
Idan Raichel shows off songs from new album
By: Yoni Cohen
Musician tells stories behind songs from new album “Quarter to Six” at intimate preview gig at Tel Aviv Port.
Idan Raichel took time out of his busy schedule on Monday to perform a few select songs from The Idan Raichel Project’s latest album “Quarter to Six” at the Beit Hayotzer center at the Tel Aviv Port. The ever calm and collected singer took his usual position at a grand piano and then proceeded to tell assembled members of the press the stories behind the songs on the latest album.
Raichel spoke about the journey he was on while making the album and about the importance of finding the right people with whom to collaborate. He explained that the album focuses on that special time of the day which symbolizes for the singer the crossroads in life that “aren’t here but aren’t quite there yet.” As an example of such a moment, he mentioned a Friday evening when a mother is waiting for Shabbat to commence and that special time when the week is ending but we are still waiting to rest.
He gave heartfelt performances of two singles that have already been released from the album, “Achshav Karov” (Close Now) and “Belayla” (At Night), which have received widespread praise.
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