Discover our exclusive interview with Son Savage and listen to ‘The River’

Son Savage brings a much needed global perspective to his anthemic, high energy pop music.

Born in Lebanon and based in Dubai, he has collaborated with artists from Europe to Los Angeles, creating an infectious, one of a kind style in the process.  His music sets itself apart with a sense of adventure, exploring the dualities of modern life through memorable melodies and hypnotic rhythms.

Although music has always been his true passion, Son Savage spent much of his adult life working in the corporate world.  That would all change after the August 4 Beirut Blast, when his hometown in Lebanon was devastated by one of the largest explosions in history. Confronted with the fragility of his own life, he decided not to waste another day, and began pursuing music with his whole heart.  

With several singles, including ‘The River,’ and a full length debut on the way in 2021, Son Savage is well on his way to establishing an international audience.  Each of his tracks reveals a different side of his artistry, as he sings about love, loss, and madness with incomparable conviction.

Son Savage is a vital new voice with an important story to tell and he seems destined to leave a lasting mark in music.

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We had the pleasure to discuss with Son Savage, discover our interview with him right now:

1- Great to have you on our blog. Please, introduce yourself?
Thank you for having me! I am Son Savage, born Charbel Ghanime in Beirut, Lebanon and currently based in Dubai, UAE. I write, sing and produce a genre of Alt-Pop inspired by an eclectic musical upbringing and first hand experience working with some of Europe & the US’s finest musicians.

2- What got you into music and made you realize that it was your chosen path?
Music began as an existential answer to losing my maternal grandmother at a young age. I was in and out of bands throughout my teenage years and by the time I had turned 18 I knew this was the thing for me.

3- Tell us about your new single. And what’s the story behind it?
‘The River’ explores toxic patterns that a lot of us find ourselves stuck in, without even realizing sometimes. The song was written and produced by myself, with additional production by Nashville-based producer James Sinclair-Stott. The music video was directed by my extremely talented friend & director Bilal Houssami.

4- What makes your music unique? How would you describe it?
I think my global perspective to pop music, coupled with my experience working with songwriters and music producers from Sweden, the UK, Germany, and the US, contrasted with all the Middle Eastern artists I’ve met and worked with over the last 10 years has allowed me to approach songwriting in a way only someone exposed to that many cultures can do.

5- What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
My advice is: Life is short. If you don’t go ahead and live out your dreams today, there’s no re-do at the end. You won’t be given a chance to go back and do the things you love. So follow your dreams & passions always.

6- Who are your biggest musical influences? And any particular artist/band you would like to collaborate with in the future?
A large part of my sound is inspired by grassroots music: Soul, Funk, Motown, Gospel, Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, etc… Most of my idols have already passed over the rainbow bridge but of the currently active ones, there’s an Icelandic artist I’m currently obsessed with called Daði Freyr that I’d love to spend some time in the studio with.

7- If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?
Thank you! Being shown love and support for something that means so much to me is the most amazing thing in the world and I am so grateful to everyone who has ever supported me and my music!

8- What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects?
Next up is a full-length debut album, of which ‘The River’ is a part of. The album will explore love as a form of madness, and is appropriately titled ‘Folie à Deux’ which is French for ‘Madness of Two’.