Iman Houssein - House of Light / Theodora
Blending the influences of traditional folk songs from his native Ahwaz city in Iran with the multitudinous melange of musical styles to be found in the London he has lived in since the age of five, Iman Houssein is a composer and songwriter who is part of the new wave of musical creatives emerging in the global artistic conversation.
Coming after his inclusion on Gilles Peterson’s Future Bubblers 4 and on Lefto’s BBE released The Beauty Is Inside compilation, Iman’s debut release on BBE is a two track digital EP leading with the sensitive and tender vocal on House of Light and backed with the Chick Corea and Theo Parish inspired instrumental track, Theodora. House of light, through the poetry of the lyrics juxtaposed over the backdrop of its sublime and deep toned beats, captures the emotion of seeing and feeling the Creator in the one you love.
Theodora is a more up-tempo instrumental that channels the freedom and virtuosity of a Chick Corea composition with a multi-genre production that is reminiscent of the blending of styles in a Theo Parrish production.
Releasing as a digital, Theodora/House of Light fuses Hip-Hop and RnB with flavours of Jazz, Neo-Soul and House to create an introduction to an artist, producer and composer we all are preparing for.
Release Date: June 30th, 2023
1. House of Light