Mikhael Paskalev: Sayonara Saigon
It's getting cold here in New York. Not that delightfully brisk autumn kind of cold though, I'm talking oh-my-god-I-can't-feel-my-fingers cold. The kind that makes you wish you were dressed from head to toe in ski attire. I've done a pretty good job avoiding winter for the past two years by jumping on a plane back to Australia for a warm Christmas, so I have to admit this frigid weather has come as a rather unpleasant surprise.
In an attempt to soothe my woes and warm my frozen heart (and toes), I've been listening to music that reminds me of travel and summer holidays. One artist in particular who is fitting rather nicely in to that mould this week is Norwegian/Bulgarian singer-songwriter Mikhael Paskalev. He's European, studied in the UK, and his EP entitled Sayonara Saigon (already a trip to Asia comes to mind) does a fine job of transporting me somewhere far more sunny and carefree than Brooklyn (provided I have the heating turned up high enough).
The four-song EP is out on Mom+Pop Records in Northern America, and features the catchy tune "I Spy" which you may recognise for it's 'Risky Business' inspired video. Below, he performs the title track "Sayonara Saigon" in a beautiful acoustic arrangement.
This Sunday we're co-presenting his show at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn with the folks over at Communion. If you're in New York you can purchase tickets here ($10 advance, $12 at the door), or join the Facebook event here, and we look forward to seeing you there!
Now, let's all start planning our next summer holiday shall we?