Urbana-based artist Discoverer will release its latest album I Am in Love on Friday, but you can listen to the full thing exclusively via Ghost Track.
Listen to the full album here:
Discoverer is centered around singer-songwriter Tariq Shihadah who features his wife Laura Shihadah (clarinet/bass), Nick Soria (bass), and Colin Althaus (guitar/keys) live.
While the project has been around in some form since 2011, Shihadah said music had always taken a back seat in his life until he recently decided to go to school part-time and work part-time in order to focus on writing and recording I Am in Love.
“I’ve found that it’s tough to convince yourself that you truly love what you do until you’ve had to make some tough decisions for it,” he said. “It’s helped me realize that I really am passionate about my music and about the community that music creates and the intimate communication that it allows.”
The record was made in Shihadah’s Urbana home with the help of Althaus mixing the record.
You can catch Discoverer live at Library House on June 24 in Urbana.