The classy Armenian-Russian writer Vera Nazarian once said “If Music is a Place — then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple.” I believe nothing better than her words to describe the beauty of Ali Pips‘s latest masterpiece Black Dahlia Smile Me.
First of all, how do you describe a track as a masterpiece? Simply, you check all the elements of the track and take a deeper look at harmony, tightness, melody, composition, arrangement, and of course along with lyrics, singing, and the final mixing/mastering retouches, once you find all these elements then you’ve got the masterpiece. ‘Black Dahlia Smile Me’ is featuring Dominique Lenore Persi and from her upcoming album ‘Professional Killer’ which will be released on Friday, July 9, 2021 on all streaming music platforms. This track especially proves her vocal and songwriting abilities With the vocal presence of Madonna, the fearless attitude of Fiona Apple, and an adventurous spirit all her own, Ali Pips has created a strange and wonderful masterpiece. Ali was very keen to choose the best of the best, her band includes Dave Monsey on bass (Fiona Apple, Edie Brickell), Stevie Salas on guitar (Rod Stewart, Justin Timberlake), and Gil Sharone on drums (Stolen Babies, Team Sleep), and also features an appearance from Stolen Babies’ Dominique Lenore Persi, and with such a lineup you can find diversity, originality, and professionalism, which is definitely not something you gonna see nowadays. Presave and get your copy here.
Photography: Alicia Sastamoine | Meraki Portrait