Hardworking MIYAVI is back in action with the “World Mix” of his meaningful track Long Nights, this time featuring Afghan refugee rapper Sonita Alizadeh. The EP is the first instalment of MIYAVI’s ambitious plan of releasing a new EP every month. You can already find it on digital platforms iTunes and Spotify!
Long Nights, originally included in the album Fire Bird, is the first track the guitarist wrote after he came back from the refugee camps in Lebanon. Now it receives a “World Mix” with help of rapper Sonita Alizadeh who takes over the vocal part and raps her emotions into the track. After all, MIYAVI himself thinks that Sonita is the perfect fit to represent the meaning behind the lyrics due to her tragic experiences in life.
“As long as you know that tomorrow will come, you can get through even a long night..” We want to dedicate this song to everyone who struggles with obstacles and who’s challenging in their life. —MIYAVI
The EP also includes In Crowd, a banger in MIYAVI’s most recent concerts. The song features producer and songwriter Seann Bowe, who is known for participating in all the tracks of MIYAVI’s latest album Samurai Sessions Vol.2 and also the hits Fire Bird and Raise Me Up.
The music video contains subtitles in English as Sonita sings in Farsi, her native language. Watch it below and let us know your thoughts:
It’s incredible how MIYAVI finds time to create more music despite how busy he seems to be. As you may know, he is currently on the Asian leg of his massive “DAY2” World Tour 2018 after touring Japan in March. As of April 19, we will see MIYAVI visiting Europe and the U.S later in May. JROCK NEWS will be giving away tickets for the upcoming shows in London and Warsaw, so be sure to apply before April 12 for a chance to win and bring a friend along!
MIYAVI is not only present in the music scene but also on the silver screen. After being casted in Unbroken (2014) and Kong:Skull Island (2017), we will see the samurai guitarist portraying the role of Kuchiki Byakuya in the upcoming Bleach live action movie.
Long Nights (World Mix)