Respected Dallas, TX-based singer/songwriter/producer/musician-of-many-trades Salim Nourallah is set to release a sprawling double-album, Somewhere South of Sane, this fall on Palo Santo Records. In advance of the album release, Nourallah plans to put out four pre- album “bundles” that will include tracks from the album as well as previously recorded but unreleased material or acoustic re-imaginings of tracks from past Nourallah albums. Each bundle, (EP) will be accompanied by new online video content.
Bundle two, entitled West, is set for release on June 29, 2018. Included on this release are two tracks that will also appear on Somewhere South of Sane – “Moving Man” and “Going Through The Motions,” as well as a bonus track from the album sessions called “We Were Made to Fall Apart.”
Today we are pleased to team up with the Dallas transplant for the premiere of “Moving Man.”
About the song, Salim comments:
Anthony Bourdain always seemed liked the quintessential moving man to me. He had travelled to more places on this planet than any one of us could ever imagine or hope to visit. Yet, it was impossible for him to ultimately out-distance the one thing that led to his demise. The darkness in his own mind. This song is about depression, sadness, melancholy – whatever you want to call it. Music has always been my main coping mechanism. At times, it’s been a powerful aid in fighting off the darkness, and at other times, completely useless. “Moving Man” rolled in late one night when I was in the grips of a depressed fog. It helped me make it through the night and make it through the next day, as I chose to record it then. I wonder what my kids think when they hear me sing the words “run away from the heartache/run away from the pain/run away from the sadness screwed into your brain.” Do they understand yet? I hope they both can avoid squandering too much time in these tragic states of depression, but it seems to me this has almost become an inevitable part of the human condition.