Bassel & The Supernaturals
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
Free, 10pm, 21+
Chicago based band Bassel & The Supernaturals will be coming to Cincinnati, OH on Thursday February 28th at MOTR Pub. They will be celebrating the release of their new single “Calculated Love,” which is the first song to be revealed from Bassel’s highly anticipated new album Smoke & Mirrors, set for release in May, 2019. The album continues the band’s message of a “Syrian heart, Chicago soul,” but also dismantles the myth of glamour, glitz and fame that people commonly perceive of entertainers.
“Calculated Love” is the perfect tune for this upcoming Valentine’s day with its upbeat catchy groove that celebrates love for what it is. Bassel explains, “Calculated Love is about everyday real love – watching movies with sweat pants on, eating pizza, exchanging memes… it sets a different tone for meaningful love by contradicting the Hollywood romance we all seem to be chasing after.”
Bassel & The Supernaturals combines neo-soul and funk with captivating lyrics about love, loss, and a war in Syria that has affected Bassel Almadani’s family along with 10,000,000 others. The soulful Syrian-American vocalist and his ensemble broke out with their 2017 release Elements, which earned them critical praise from Noisey, Huffington Post, Associated Press, Reuters, Al Jazeera, Now This, PRI The World, Paste, and more. Bassel also donated over 20% of their merchandise proceeds to humanitarian relief through the Karam Foundation during their campaign. It also landed the band at SXSW’s 2017 “ContraBand: #MusicUnites” showcase featuring musicians from countries affected by the U.S. travel ban. A fantastic showcase that sent the message that music transcends borders to unite rather than divide.
Don’t miss the opportunity to catch new music from Bassel & The Supernaturals as they showcase songs from their upcoming album.