With his latest EPSavage Times Vol. 5 out now via Innovative Leisure, Los Angeles-based artist Hanni El Khatib is sharing a new visual piece for his latest single ‘Savage Times’.

Hanni El Khatib’s first idea for his Savage Times project was to do something he’d never done before. Instead, he ended up doing … well, everything he’d never done before. He’d be playing new instruments, writing in unfamiliar new ways, opening himself up to an unrelenting stream of ideas and dedicating himself totally to pure musical instinct—and then releasing songs instantly to the public. The result being five EP releases this year. Directed by Daniel Pappas & edited by Zachary Ernest, title-track ‘Savage Times‘ has just received some unnerving psychedelic visuals, rounding off what has been quite prolific year for the artist.

El Khatib started Savage Times last December, after the Bataclan attacks forced the cancellation of a planned Paris Festival performance.  With unexpected time on his hands—and unexpected ideas on his mind—he’d scheduled open-ended studio time at Crystal Antlers frontman-turned-producer Jonny Bell’s Jazzcats studio. Each day, he’d take the hour-long drive through L.A.’s industrial corridor to Long Beach, sketching out riffs and lyrics as he drove.

The Savage Times album is due out on February 17th also via Innovative Leisure.

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