Out of Nations are back with a new single titled “Quest” that will haunt you down from beginning to end with its rhythm Spanish guitars and overall jazzy vibe.
Out Of Nations is a dream for a future world where people take each other as humans before they see each other as members of a certain nation. Lety ElNaggar (reeds), Jonas Cambien (keys), Christian Tschuggnall (drums), Ayman Mabrouk (percussion), Charis Karantzas (guitar), Thomas Stieger (bass), and Khalil Chahine (producer, engineer), connected on a musical level before they realized that each one of them carried a different passport. “Nationality seems so important – having lived in four countries where I’m immediately recognized as foreign (including the US where I was born), it’s one of the first questions people ask me,” explains co-founder, composer, and reeds player Lety, “I’m American but I’m also Egyptian and Mexican so my answer is usually a bit complicated, and on the Out Of Nations team we all have a multi-layered answer – no one lives in the city they were born in, so everyone is a migrant, but we also still hold on to some passport that designates where we can live, work, and travel. We’re living in an age where we can share information and transfer money at the speed of light, so we hope the diversity of our music can draw attention to the idea that these kinds of restrictions on people’s movement and global status based on categories are outdated for the times we’re living in.”