Multimedia artist Ariana Delawari‘s debut album Lion of Panjshir — which was recorded in Kabul and Los Angeles — was mixed by none other than David Lynch. (They met after he caught her first performance at the Silverlake Lounge.) It also includes one song “Suspend Me” that was produced by Lynch as well. The album is also being distributed on his label, David Lynch MC.
Here’s what he has to say about her:
ARIANA WRITES GREAT SONGS – THEY ARE FILLED WITH FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS
FROM HER LIFE – HER LIFE IN HOLLYWOOD AND LIFE IN AFGHANISTAN WHERE
HER ROOTS ARE – ANCIENT AND MODERN FLOW TOGETHER HERE – THIS MIXTURE
OF CULTURES AND HER MELODIES AND LYRICS CONJURE A GREAT UNIQUE
FEELING IN PEOPLE – PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED AND EMOTIONALLY MOVED BY THIS
MUSIC — ARIANA’S GOT SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT AND SHE DOES IT REAL
WELL – IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DEBUT ALBUM SHE’S MADE.
After the jump check out a Lynch-directed short about Delawari’s debut, along with some behind-the-scenes interview footage and stills from the set courtesy of our friends at DLF.TV.