The audience got to experience Asaf's songwriting and performing skills almost face to face. A very gifted artist, multi-talented, an orchestra- man. And then there is his talent as a musician. I think to myself, truly, here is an artist who is capable of reaching everybody in the room, and not only reaching them, but moving them deeply with his tales of anguish, wonder, love, betrayal and life. I know I'm a cello, you're a flute, babe I know that you ain't so fond of roots, that's right babe Baby if you want me, baby if you want me I am yours Baby if you want me, baby if you want me I am yours You're the wind I'm just grass I just grow You just pass Baby if you want me, baby if you want me I am yours Baby if you want me, baby if you want me I am yours. I just cannot imagine him doing anything else, really! This is the result - Avidan's music, with no added sugar or preservatives. The response of the crowd to these intimate, acoustic shows were tremendous.
The extensive positive response he received from critics and fans alike paved the way for the release of his first studio album. Why not let you experience Avidan and his music, alone, in a small room - literally face to face? And gave me a lot in the next minutes there, that I would like to last forever. The songs also take on a different character, going from a stark, laid-bare fragility brought by the acoustic guitar accompaniment to a fuller, richer sound with the grand piano, although Asaf is always uncompromisingly soulful and heartfelt. I discovered him and instantly fell in love with his musicality and his poetry when listening to the album Different Pulses. The emotion and passion he puts into his performance has the audience totally captivated, and all of a sudden the rather spacious auditorium feels so intimate. He tells us that he became a musician quite late, around 25.
In my opinion there are not many left, but he is. During the last half a year, Asaf Avidan has toured endlessly armed only with his guitar, harmonica and vocals. No more tears, my heart is dry I don't laugh and I don't cry I don't think about you all the time But when I do, I wonder why you had to go out of my door and leave just like you did before I know I said that I was sure but rich man can't imagine poor One day baby, we'll be old Oh baby, we'll be old And think about the stories that we could have told So, one day baby, we'll be old Oh baby, we'll be old And think of all the stories that we could have told Little me and little you kept doing all the things they do they never really think it throught like I never think you're true Here I go again The blame, the guilt, the pain the hurt, the shame The founding fathers of our plane that's stuck in heavy clouds of rain One day baby, we'll be old Oh baby, we'll be old And think about the stories that we could have told One day baby, we'll be old Oh baby, we'll be old And think of all the stories that we could have told I'll say it, one day baby, we'll be old Oh baby, we'll be old And think of all the stories that we could have told I'll say it, one day baby, we'll be old Oh baby, we'll be old, oh baby we'll be old, sure baby we'll be old, oh baby, we'll be old sure baby, we'll be old oh baby, we'll be old baby, we'll be old baby, little beauty baby really little baby, sure baby beauty little baby, baby, baby One day baby, we'll be old Oh baby, we'll be old think of all the stories that we could have told. Then it occured to us - If it's intimate they want - why not go all the way? I love this record because it reminds me of the night this past April when I attended a live performance in Los Angeles, California of Asaf. For Asaf Avidan music was always secondary to his career.
The first time I went to see him I drove all the way from Marseille to Milan at the Alcazar, as the Marseille concert was booked out and I was determined to go and listen to him live. And we put Asaf in there. The group became incredibly successful within Israel and played throughout the country to adoring crowds. He knows how to create moments, memorable ones. And then we pressed record. Even alone, he manages to fill the Arles Arena with Avidan vibes.
He shares stories with us and tells us about about the genesis of some of his songs. So thats what we did - We rented a small space in south Tel Aviv. Asaf is a musical genius! I know that you're always on the run, babe I know that you ain't just fun, that's for sure babe. A trained animator, Avidan worked as a professional animator for years before being prompted to turn to his hobby for his livelihood. A must listen to, and a must see. From there I listened to his previous albums too. The album was a top 30 hit in Belgium, France and Italy.
I went to Arles yesterday to see Asaf for the second time, and it was fab. A unique voice with amazing depth and emotion. And hapoy to see him. Prior to releasing his debut solo album, Avidan toured Israel where he performed intimate acoustic shows. Later on he moves to the piano, which he plays with an exquisite classical touch.
Asaf Avidan has toured and collaborated with multiple artists including Robert Plant, Lou Reid and Bob Dylan. January 9th in Maison de la Radio France Inter Studio 104 Paris in France Exclusive 1st concert for the album, 10 songs of the new album,a new band : electric guitar, bass guitar, clavier percussions and drum with him, a new electric guitar for him suit all in black this time, he enchanted the public with his new songs in different sound and rythm,some times reggae, blues, jazz, then two songs of Different Pulses and for the end Reckoning Song One Day but always him,smile, just, perfect, harmonie, moving,energy, a complete singer and musician ; He received 2 encore with standing ovation. He was a sparkling, laughing, giggling, storytelling, fabulous musician. He is a funny and entertaining buddy, a generous and fascinating musician, reinventing his songs and rearranging them along the way. Asaf is quite a stage animal, he gives a lot more than just sound. His poetic songs really challenge you and works you're mind.
I will never forget the performance! While bittersweet for Avidan, fans of the talented musician have his ex-girlfriend to thank for the extensive music he has brought into the world. . The move was not a total shock to the band as Asaf Avidan had played extensively as a solo artist throughout his time with the band. Yesterday it was different; Asaf was alone on stage in Arles. I love you, Asaf, like blood that is fresh. Just him and his songs - in a box. In 2011 Avidan decided to break away from The Mojos and pursue an entirely solo career.