This is where I tell you all about Tarek Musa – the former lead singer and drummer of the acclaimed British band Spring King. A band that toured with the likes of Courtney Barnett, Slaves and Wolf Alice; that played live on Jools Holland and smashed sets at festivals like Reading & Leeds. During a seismic moment in the radio world, Zane Lowe left his home at BBC Radio 1 to spearhead Apple Music’s new efforts in the radio realm. Industry pros and fans waited to see which band would have the honor of being the first spin on this new station.
Much to the surprise of many (mostly the band) – ‘City’ by Spring King blared across the airwaves.
Tarek Musa is now on his own journey. Not only has he produced for bands like The Big Moon, Neon Waltz, Sheafs and Dream Nails – he also handles all production, mixing, writing, instrument-playing and direction for his new project Dead Nature.
When I started this podcast, I had hoped I could convince Tarek to be my guest because he embodies everything I love most about music. His journey and experiences are so vastly different to mine, yet his creative expression still resonates. He shares details of his life with me that seem like they were taken straight from a movie – one whose main character makes you feel so inspired by the end, that you start to believe that you really can do anything you set your mind to.
Dead Nature is the project of his that I love the most and I can’t wait to see how it continues to evolve and take shape.
Read more about Tarek at the PRS Foundation: https://prsfoundation.com/grantees/the-writer-producer-fund-tarek-musa/