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INTERVIEW: Omar Alhindi

Hi Omar, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

I’ve been good! Finally starting to get over a week long cold!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “My Intentions”?

My Intentions is a story I wrote about how I tried moving on from my ex and couldn’t because I wasn’t over her. I didn’t want to get too caught up in the new relationship because I still wanted to rekindle a relationship with my ex.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

Yeah, it’s a true experience I had in High-school. I couldn’t get over my ex even though she was dating someone else at the time.

How was the film experience?

Shooting the video was a ton of fun and a bit embarrassing. I had no idea I would be kissing the model I hired on, and my pops was in the room shooting with us when the director told us to kiss. It was interesting, my friend (now girlfriend) didn’t like it. But it was a ton of fun shooting with Dale Stelly. He’s a good friend and we always have something to look forward to.

The single comes off your new album Bedhead Part 1 – is this a conceptual record of sort?

More so than conceptual, its based on my actual teen years. The first love/heartbreak I felt. This album in a sense is like a diary, where I would jot down my most inner thoughts and play it out through the guitar or piano, and translate it into a more, at the time, popular sound. Unfortunately the album was sat on for a while and so music culture and sound did a 180, so it’s not as popular a sound as it used to be.

What’s the story behind the title?

Post break-up I was always in my room, suffering with Depression. I kept away from interacting with people and I was always cooped up in bed. So BedHead seemed fitting, as for the “part 1”, the album was split in two and we’ll be releasing the second album later on!

How was the recording and writing process?

Initially, recording was awful. I never liked my voice and couldn’t do what I wanted to vocally. Writing the album was very easy though, it just comes natural. Producing the album is really what took the album so long to be completely done. It’s not very easy for me to produce!

Would you be exploring different romances and aspect of love on this record? Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

The album primarily focuses on the one relationship, it was almost a 4 year long relationship, so I only wrote with the experience I had.

Any plans to hit the road?

Not that I’m aware of at the moment, though if any opportunity comes along I won’t hesitate!

What else is happening next in Omar Alhindi’s world?

In college right now and working full time! I’m building up a library of songs to start releasing weekly! So if you follow me on social media ports such as Twitter and Instagram (@WeWantOmar) you’ll be able to keep up with me all the time! And if you want to give my Facebook page a like it’ll help me out a lot as well! @OmarMusicX

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