Kandur – “Rumi” is available @ Apple Music.
by Walter Price
“In Kandur’s case, living five years away from his hometown, the similarities he saw in philosophy, art, and music that originated separately in San Francisco and Turkey, gave him comfort of being home…”, reads a statement promoting the beautiful new single from Ilkercan Kandur. “Rumi”, a poetic psych lullaby, finds this artist taking inspiration and direction from a dream.
“I’ve written this song after I’ve heard it in a dream; I was chilling with poet Rumî and a few Whirling Dervishes, and they were citing one of his famous poems, then somebody handed me a guitar and we were singing this song – then I woke up… Trippy.”, Kandur explained in a DM exchange.
Be like the sun in compassion
Be like night, covering the shame
Be generous in the river
Be dead, anger in anger
Be like earth in humility ruin
Either appear as you are or be as you look
Kandur, an artist with a history of writing from inner depths, continues his journey with this revelationary new offering. You can check out the Apo W Bazidi film below.
Shot, Directed and Produced by Apo W Bazidi (Burn A Light Productions)
Edited by Natalie Jones
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Jesse Nichols at Atomic Garden, Oakland, CA, USA
Music by Kandur, Lyrics by Rumi
Drums by Diana Cordero
Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Percussion, Keys by Kandur
“Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others’ faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.” – Rumi
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