Barista Screams Justice Now In Latest Album

Hailing from ISTANBUL, Turkish Artist Barista has finally released his much sought after album “Justice Now”. Justice Now! is a collaborative effort building on Han’s melodic songwriting style. By bringing together a diverse team of creative people from different corners of the world, Barista creates a unique musical experience that is unmatched.

Featuring an impressive roster of notable vocalists and musicians including Simon Phillips on drums (Toto, Judas Priest, The Who), Jesse Siebenberg on guitars (Kenny Loggins, Supertramp), and Andrew Freeman on vocals (Great White, Lynch Mob) among others.

Other notable artists on the Justice Now album include: Reggie Hamilton, bass (Waren Zevon, John Mellencamp); Dave Palmer, keys (Fleetwood Mac); Lenny Castro, percussion (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pat Benatar); Jacob Scesney (Sax) and Phillip Saisse (Keyboard/Xylophone).  Additional vocalists include Kyle Tkatch, Mariami, Mike Harding, Rudiger and Scheherazade Stone.

“Justice Now” features 11 highly powerful and thought-provoking songs. Carrying political undertones, the album combines different genres to deliver poignant messages: Injustice and inequality in the world (Justice Now, Billions, Cage); Dealing with loneliness despite/amid social media craze (I Exist); On being human (Night Train, Breath, Little Bird, Blues Before Sunrise, Lonely by Choice).

“Justice Now” is the follow-up album to Barista’s 5-volume opus, “Open Sesame” which contained several international #1 iTunes charting singles.

Barista in a recent interview with Mister Styx of musicarenagh made some revelations about his personal life and musical journey. get the full story below

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What is your stage name

BARISTA

Is there a story behind your stage name?

I’VE ALWAYS BEEN INTERESTED IN COFFEE AND COFFEE CULTURE, AND AT THE TIME I WAS INVESTED WITH IDEAS OF STARTING A COFFEE BUSINESS. HOWEVER THE NOTION THAT DROVE ME TO CHOOSE THIS NAME AS MY MONIKER IS MY DESIRE TO INDICATE THE TYPE OF MUSIC THAT I WANTED TO MAKE: ONE THAT CAME FROM CRAFTSMANSHIP, CREATIVITY, TOIL AND HANDWORK WITHOUT CONCERNS OF COMMERCIAL SUCCESS.


Where do you find inspiration?

ANYTHING IN EVERYTHING. HARD TO TELL.

What was the role of music in the early years of your life?

IT WAS THE STAGE WHERE MY UNEXPLAINED, ELUSIVE EMOTIONS FOUND PRESENCE AND MANIFESTED THEMSELVES. SO, I WAS IN LOVE WITH IT. WELL – NOT ALL MUSIC, BUT THOSE THAT SOMEHOW REACHED OUT TO THOSE UNCHARTED AREAS WITHIN MYSELF. THEY BECAME MY BEST FRIENDS; FRIENDS THAT TOLD ME WHAT I COULD NOT IDENTIFY OR LOCATE. IT WAS JUST BETWEEN US, NO ONE ELSE COULD UNDERSTAND, NO ONE ELSE WOULD CARE. THEREFORE, CERTAIN MUSICIANS, BANDS CARRIED ALMOST SACRED MEANING FOR ME. I EAGERLY WAITED FOR THE NEXT ALAN PARSONS PROJECT RECORD, FOR EXAMPLE: IT WAS TO TELL ME ABOUT ME WHICH I JUST COULD NOT EXPRESS.

Are you from a musical or artistic family?

NO, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MY UNCLE ON MY MOTHER’S SIDE. HE WAS A SELF-TAUGHT GUITARIST, EXTREMELY TALENTED, AND HE BECAME ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER GUITARISTS IN TURKEY. HE LOVED ROCK MUSIC AND ROCK WAS RULING THE WORLD. UNFORTUNATELY, HE GOT IN A CAR ACCIDENT AND HIS LEFT ARM WAS AMPUTATED. THAT WAS MORE THAN 40 YEARS AGO, BUT I FIND HIM STILL TRAUMATIZED.

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Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?

I’M NOT SURE IF HAVING RELEASED ALBUMS MAKES ME A PART OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. EITHER WAY IT HAPPENED LATER IN MY LIFE AND IT IS DIFFICULT TO PUT A PIN ON ITS VERY SOURCE. I WAS ALWAYS A BIG TOTO FAN, BUT I ESPECIALLY ADMIRED SIMON PHILLIPS WHO MADE TOTO A SUPERBAND IN MY EYES. IF I WERE TO PLACE SOMEONE ON A PEDESTAL THAT INSPIRED ME, IT WOULD BE SIMON. NOT ONLY HIS TALENT AND INCREDIBLE SKILL AS A MUSICIAN, BUT HIS APPROACHABLE AND MODEST PERSONALITY IMPRESSED ME GREATLY.

How did you learn to sing/write/to play?

BY MYSELF. AND, I’M STILL LEARNING.

What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?

IT WAS DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES. I STILL KEEP THE GUITAR PICK.


How could you describe your music?

EMOTION, PURPOSE, INTENTION, LAYERS, HARMONY, LOTS AND LOTS OF WORK. MUSIC IS ALL ABOUT EMOTION TO ME.

Describe your creative process.

SOMETHINGS STIRS UP IN ME AND I USUALLY NEED A CREATIVE IDEA WITH SOME WORDS TO BE THE SEED. IT HAS TO COME FROM SOME NOTION, EMOTION, STATE, IMPRESSION, IDEA… THEN I BUILD UP AROUND IT, I TRY TO MAKE IT A WHOLE NARRATIVE.

MUSIC THEN IS BUILT ON TOP OF THAT: FIRST, A SKETCH WITH ONE OR TWO GUITARS. AND THEN I SEE HOW THOSE LAYERS BLEND AND MAKE THE ADJUSTMENTS SO THAT THE SKETCH AND THE LYRICS FEEL TO ME LIKE THEY ARE FUSING WELL AND FLOWING TOGETHER. AFTER THAT I PLACE THE OTHER INSTRUMENTS ONTO THE SKETCH AND MAKE A DEMO.

FROM THE DEMO, ACTUAL RECORDINGS START TO BE TAKEN, AND I PUT THOSE TOGETHER AND SEE HOW I CAN MAKE IT BETTER. IT MAY GO INTO ADJUSTMENTS, SOME BACK-AND-FORTH, BUT AT SOME POINT, WHICH IS DIFFICULT, THE DECISION NEEDS TO BE MADE THAT THE SONG IS READY. OTHERWISE ONE CAN AMEND AND REVISE FOREVER. I FIND THAT THE MOST DIFFICULT PART: WENT TO CALL IT ‘MADE’.

 

What is your main inspiration?

ANYTHING IN EVERYTHING. I AM AN INTROVERT, SO MOST OF THEM ARE INWARD LOOKING STUFF. MY OUTWARD SENSORY AWARENESS IS WEAK, I MAY BE DRIVING BY SOMETHING 500 TIMES AND NEVER NOTICE IT, BUT I TRY TO STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH THE CURRENT EVENTS, WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE REST OF THE WORLD, OTHER PEOPLE, EARTH, WHAT’S HAPPENING TO ALL OF THEM HAS A BIG WEIGHT ON ME

Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?

I SURE HOPE SO. YOU MIGHT BE A BETTER JUDGE OF IT, JUST TAKE A LISTEN FROM ‘DAYDREAM’ TO ‘JUSTICE NOW’’

Who do you see as your main competitor?

I REALLY HAVE NO IDEA. WHO WOULD COMPETE WITH ME AND WHY? B

UT I DO SEE TIME AS A THREAT; IT’S MOVING TOO FAST, AND I WANT TO STAY WELL ENOUGH TO KEEP CREATING MUSIC.

What are your interests outside of music?

I AM NOT A MUSICIAN IN PROFESSIONAL SENSE, I MAKE MY LIVING IN THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY. IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO MAKE A LIVING AS A MUSICIAN. I’M ALWAYS INTERESTED THINGS THAT HAVE A SENSE OF BEAUTY IN THEM. SENSE OF HARMONY, PROGRESSIVE FLOW. WHATEVER IT IS BECOMES OF INTEREST TO ME.

What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?

TO GET HEARD. LOTS OF ROADBLOCKS IN THE MUSIC WORLD TODAY. ON THE ONE HAND IT’S VERY EASY TO PUBLISH, BUT ON THE OTHER HAND ALL CORNERS ARE TAKEN BY THE MAJORS. MUSIC HAS BECOME A CONSUMPTION ITEM IN A WORLD CONSUMED BY CONSUMERISM. OF COURSE IT’S ONLY NATURAL THAT THE MUSICIAN NEEDS AND WANTS TO MONETIZE HIS MUSIC, THAT’S NOT WHAT I’M SAYING. WHAT I’M SAYING IS IN MY EARLY YEARS MUSIC, WE BELIEVED, COULD CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER AND IT DID IN MANY WAYS. NOWADAYS MUSIC IS ONLY A PART OF WHAT GOVERNS THE WORLD, IT SIMPLY HAS NO MORE POWER TO STAND AGAINST IT.

 

If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?

NOTHING. IT IS WHAT IT IS, WE ARE ALL PRODUCTS OF OUR TIMES. EVEN IF I CHANGED SOMETHING, IT WOULDN’T LAST.

Why did you choose this as the title of this project?

INEQUALITY AND INJUSTICE HAVE ALWAYS EXISTED IN OUR WORLD, BUT IT SEEMS TO ME LATELY IT HAS TAKEN A HUGE LEAP. THE GAP BETWEEN THE RULING CLASS AND THE MASSES OF THE REST OF THE PEOPLE IS NOW IMMEASURABLE. THERE’S SO MUCH PAIN AND SUFFERING IN THE WORLD, AND MOST OF IT IS INFLICTED INTENTIONALLY. THE INJUSTICE DISTURBS ME, HURTS ME, KEEPS ME UP AT NIGHT. BUT THE WORST OF ALL, PEOPLE WHO CAN MAKE A POSITIVE CHANGE ARE EITHER CARELESS OR UNAWARE.

What are your plans for the coming months?

WHILE PROMOTING THIS NEW ALBUM, I WILL START WORKING ON THE NEXT. I LOVE CREATING NEW MUSIC, MAKING NEW RECORDS. WHEN AN ALBUM IS PUBLISHED, THE PROMOTION IS MY LEAST FAVORITE PART, THOUGH I ACCEPT IT’S NECESSARY. I’M ALREADY CONTEMPLATING WHAT KIND OF A SOUND AND CONCEPT THE NEXT ALBUM IS TO HAVE.

 

What message would you like to give to your fans?

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD. I’LL KEEP ON TRYING TO MAKE QUALITY MUSIC. THAT IS A PROMISE.

 

Mister Styx
Mister Styxhttps://musicarenagh.com
Entertainment freak || Facts only || Mechanical Engineer by profession, i guess i can do blogging part time right? Right, there we go, thats where it all started
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