HYIM | Love Songs in Times of War, Vol. 1

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Love Songs in Times of War, Vol. 1


A love album for the dreamers and those searching for light--sultry, loving, sensual, dark & delicious. HYIM takes his global talent in a new focused direction with this album of ballads. His piano-playing is divine and his voice--captivating.
Genre: Pop: Piano
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Lay My Heart
5:04 $0.99
2. Sing This for You
3:31 $0.99
3. Ten Thousand Words (Acoustic)
3:06 $0.99
4. Sweet Simone
4:00 $0.99
5. Again
3:26 $0.99
6. Pretty Song About Death
4:30 $0.99
7. You Are Forgiven
4:06 $0.99
8. Fatherless Son
3:11 $0.99
9. Musings of the Beast
3:48 $0.99
10. HYIM Piano 1
2:35 $0.99
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Album Notes
*Pretty as hell, thoroughly uplifting. --The Express
*HYIM is a formidable talent...spellbinding.--San Francisco Chronicle
*Yamaha Sponsored Artist

HYIM’s uplifting pop/rock, world-fusion music has been the vehicle for his positive vibe. But HYIM's newest CD, "Love Songs in Times of War (Vol 1)," shines light on a slower, honest and more raw side of HYIM's breadth of talent. This collection of ballads is powerful and stripped down to its essentials: his passionate piano playing and his sultry voice, as heard on the two lead singles "Sing This For You" and "A Pretty Song About Death."
HYIM has been known for his body-moving big-band performances and upbeat international flavor (if you were there for his show at the 60th annual San Francisco Stern Grove Festival performance or his Memory Performance in Poland, you know). Appropriately, HYIM has been dubbed the “Eclectic Maestro.” Born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland, HYIM is a highly acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, pianist, performer, poet, and activist. HYIM has been called the next generation's music "fusionisto." He has performed, studied and traveled in nearly every continent.
Yet while “Love Songs in Times of War (Vol 1)” has elements of his broad palette, this new project is a return to his roots. This album has been in the making for over 10 years and has only come to light after his mother’s recent passing, losing her only a few months ago to cancer.
Yes, tragedy and courage in the face of adversity is something this artist has not just contemplated, but has lived. HYIM’s father, who started teaching him piano at the age of three, was shot and killed when HYIM was only ten years old. It is this tragic moment that helped inspire HYIM to create such powerful, visionary music. It is this tragedy that help give birth to this spiritual young man.
HYIM played piano on his father’s piano since he was a toddler. Here, HYIM learned to play quietly and soothingly so as not to awaken his dad. One early morning, HYIM was playing and heard a sound behind him. It was his father. His father was weeping and simply said, “That’s beautiful. Boy, keep playing on.” You can hear this story retold in HYIM’s new song “Fatherless Son.”
When you see him perform, this world-traveled singer-songwriter makes mind-blowing live loops on percussion instruments (congas, shakers, beat-boxing, etc) and his guitar and plays left-handed bass as well as right hand keys while he sings his songs.
However, and without a doubt, it is the piano, his original passion and for which Yamaha sponsored HYIM, that is the foundation of this artist’s gift. With a look compared to a Harry Connick Jr., a voice compared to Sting and a sound akin to a next generation/new-school Peter Gabriel, Beck, Manu Chao, and Coldplay, HYIM clearly brings the uplifting vibes to the masses through recordings and his superb live shows.
Most of his life was spent with his mother and step-father in Oakland California, and HYIM’s diverse musical influences, like the diversity of “The Town”, include Bob Marley, Beck, Peter Gabriel, John Coltrain, Led Zeppelin, Chopin, 2Pac, Bob Dylan, A Tribe Called Quest, Eddie Palmieri, and of course, his Mom (a folk singer), his Dad (a pianist) and his step-father (a jazz flute player).
HYIM is a healer through and through, as he holds both a Masters in Psychology doing work with youth in numerous settings (juvenile hall, foster care, addiction recovery, etc) and is certified as a Reiki practitioner doing body and energy work on those in need. www.hyimvibe.com" www.facebook.com/HYIM.MUSIC

*The music, the vocals, the creative, flowing lyrics, and the positive intention and social change vision are effortlessly included in HYIM’s work. -- DeliRadio
*Winner, Hollywood Indie Singer/Songwriter Showcase
*...and that talented HYIM; spreading his positive music...may you be well and successful!! L'Hyim!! -- KFOG Radio
*An emerging talent worthy of the designation of world musician.--Village Voice Media, NYC


Elation (Morning Remix)
Sing This For You
Ten Thousand Words



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