MAHMOOD KHAN - IMAGINARY FRIEND
There’s no one quite like Mahmood Khan in Australia, and this amazingly versatile artist has the track record to prove it.
His new EP Imaginary Friend is the latest addition to his oeuvre and a very welcome one. It is an outstanding record, continuing Mahmood’s trademark world pop sound and will undoubtedly repeat the success of his previous releases.
Imaginary Friend follows the enormous success Mahmood is enjoying right around the world. Mahmood’s trail-blazing musical career also includes his enduring recordings with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and his debut solo album selling over 6 million records.
But Mahmood has also achieved phenomenal results at a global level. Imaginary Friend has already shot into the USA iTunes Jazz charts at #5 and is currently #1, a feat no other Australian or Pakistani artist has ever accomplished.
The new release follows in the wake of Mahmood’s recent chart impacts worldwide, which include: 6 songs on the iTunes USA top 100 during April 2021, a #1 Billboard Classical Crossover hit with Mahmood Khan with Willoughby Symphony Orchestra that also reached #1 on iTunes in USA, Australia, France, Switzerland, Mexico, France, and Turkey, four consecutive #1 singles in Australia and Tere Baghair becoming the first foreign-language album to go #1 on the USA and Australian iTunes charts.
‘‘ The keyword here is sophistication, but the feel is expansive while managing to retain an organic, relatable vulnerability.
The new EP kicks off with Call Her Up, a track that lays the foundation for the rest of the EP: a full, slick sound, passionate performances, and well-crafted song writing.
Mahmood’s new collection of timeless jazz-inspired tracks includes songs ranging from swing world pop to stirring, big ballads. The keyword here is sophistication, but the feel is expansive while managing to retain an organic, relatable vulnerability. Mahmood Khan is a genuinely inspiring force in contemporary world music, and Imaginary Friend is the latest incarnation of his boundless artistic talents.
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