Bassel & The Supernaturals combines neo-soul and funk with captivating lyrics about love, loss, and a war in Syria that has affected Bassel Almadani’s family along with 10,000,000 others. The soulful Syrian-American vocalist and his ensemble broke out with their 2017 release Elements,which earned them critical praise from Noisey, Huffington Post, Associated Press, Reuters, Al Jazeera, Now This, PRI The World, Paste, and more. Bassel also donated over 20% of their merchandise proceeds to humanitarian relief through the Karam Foundation during their campaign. It also landed the band at SXSW’s 2017 “ContraBand: #MusicUnites” showcase featuring musicians from countries affected by the U.S. travel ban. A fantastic showcase that sent the message that music transcends borders to unite rather than divide.
Calculated Love is the perfect tune for this upcoming Valentine’s day with its upbeat catchy groove that celebrates love for what it is. Bassel explains, “Calculated Love is about everyday real love – watching movies with sweat pants on, eating pizza, exchanging memes… it sets a different tone for meaningful love by contradicting the Hollywood romance we all seem to be chasing after.”
“Calculated Love” Single Release Party
Date: Friday February 8th, 2019
Venue: Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Time: 8pm CT Price: $12 Adv, $15 Door Age: 18+
Also Performing: Kayem, Mike Maimone, and DASSiT