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AHI: Breakin’ Ground

SEEN is lost in admiration at the sheer wealth of musical talent currently gracing her eardrums. None more so than the glorious Ahi (pronounced ‘Eye’) who has announced his new album: ‘In Our Time’. That voice!

“A treat, a soothing piece of music with a slight pang of melancholy” Clash
“It was powerfully moving, without a note that felt clichéd or overly nostalgic. At that moment, I knew he needed to play a Tiny Desk Concert” Bob Boilen (NPR)

Canadian singer/songwriter, Ahi has announced details of his forthcoming album ‘In Our Time’ which is set for release via 22nd Sentry/Thirty Tigers on August 10, 2018. In line with announcing the new album, Ahi is sharing new single ‘Breakin’ Ground’, his first piece of new music since performing at Nashville’s DIY Musician Conference 2017, attracting the attention of NPR who would later invite him in for a Tiny Desk Session in January 2018. Ahi will support the forthcoming release date with a string of UK dates to be announced shortly.

First single ‘Breakin’ Ground’ arrives as an inspirational tale stimulated by the songwriter’s own experience of overcoming adversity. It highlights Ahi’s honesty, warmth and authenticity, capturing his ability to unify his range of folk, soul and rock influences, personal philosophy and penchant for melody.

Photo credit: Jess Baumung

Ahi’s 2016 independent Canadian debut ‘We Made It Through The Wreckage’ was released digitally worldwide in January 2017. Without any promotion, publicity, marketing or budget to pull from, Ahi’s songs were gradually discovered, reaching and converting one new fan at a time. His intimate and captivating live performances only enhanced and accelerated interest. The album began to receive recognition in Canada and beyond with Ahi winning the 2017 Canadian Songwriting Competition award for Folk/Singer-Songwriter and the 2017 Stingray Rising Star Award for his infectious song ‘Ol’ Sweet Day’, a song that would make the Billboard Spotify Viral 50 Chart and go on to receive over 2.4 million streams. Let’s hope he’ll be gracing these shores soon.