With a platinum record, multi platinum and gold singles and two ARIA already under his belt, it’s no great secretthat Drapht is a songwriting prodigy. Whether you focus on his lyrics, his melodic hooks (or focus on nothing at alland just enjoy yourself)as a songwriter Drapht can pretty much do everything. Each of his four subsequentalbums–Pale Rider(2003),Who Am I(2005),Brothers Grimm(2008) andLife Of Riley(2010)–broughtincreasing levels of complexity and refinement, ascending Drapht to theabsolute upper echelon of Australia’sstacked card of hip-hop heavyweights. Already, he is one of the greats.Fans will have a chance to catch this Australian great in June as Drapht announces today that he will beperforming a run of exclusive Western Australia regional shows. Starting at festivalsRed Earth Rock FestonJune 1&SOTA FestivalonJune 3, Drapht will then be moving on to play exclusive headline shows atBunbury’sPrince of WalesonJune 13, followed by Margaret River’sSettlers TavernonJune 14and finishingoff the run atWintersunin Geraldton onJune 15.Fifth AlbumSeven Mirrorscontinues the upward incline of Drapht’s artistic output, showing off even moresongwriting flair and linguistic dexterity than ever before. Piecing each song together with a myriad of rhythmical,melodic and lyrical hooks, Seven Mirrors puts Drapht’s arsenal of musical weapons in the hands of an amazinglist of collaborators and guests–sometimes pairing with music royalty and other times introducing exciting newvoices. Party anthemMexico(featuringDune Rats) is begging to be a single,Don Quixote(featuringHilltopHoods)feels destined to be a live favourite, whileBADblasts out of the speakers with the scorching voice of LA-basedNat Dunn, andMonsoonintroduces Byron Bay’s smooth-tonedBradley Stoneto the world.At the apex of this mountain of talent is Drapht himself, directing this cast of virtuoso musicians with grand visionand fastidious execution.Seven Mirrorsweaves colourful narrative andwit with the stern fabric of personalexpression and catharsis. Drapht delves deep and reveals a lot on Seven Mirrors. The album chronicles Drapht’spersonal relationships–whether introspective, family, with partners or exes–exploring them through theconceptof the Seven Essene Mirrors… the existential premise that our relationships reflect back upon ourselves. Perhapsthe height of Drapht’s skill set can be seen in how masterfully subtle this narrative is throughout the album.There’s a concept album to explore if you want to get deep, but Seven Mirrors can also just be a bangin’ set oftunes, if that’s what the occasion calls for.A perfect blend of thoughtful introvert and entertaining extrovert, Drapht’s connection has always been hisrealness.When we look at Drapht we can see ourselves reflecting back. Seven Mirrors is a beautiful metaphorfor this connection; an album that is as much for the writer as it is for his fans. Once again Drapht has stepped upand once again he is at the absolute topof the game.Don’t miss out on a chance to see Drapht perform songs from Seven Mirrors as well as his older hits.Ticketson sale now viawww.Drapht.com.au or http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=100926
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