Ala Ghawas is an independent singer, songwriter, musician and producer from Bahrain.With his haunting lyrics and smoky voice backed with his acoustic guitar and piano, he produced a compelling acoustic body of work that illustrates the influences of his life in the form of songs.
“Hums,” EP was Ghawas’ first serious independent recording project, undertaken while studying in Boston as a Fulbright Scholar in 2007. “Hums” received positive reviews from music critics in Bahrain and the song “Replica” was a regular on several local radio stations. “Whispers,” EP released in December 2008, confirmed Ghawas as one of Bahrain’s most important musicians of his generation and received critically acclaimed reviews. “Screams,” EP released in October 2009, continued raising the intensity of the sound and subject of his music and completed the trilogy of EPs that he had been working on for three years.
He then released his first major LP, “Armor,” featuring 10 new songs written and produced by Ghawas. The LP was the product of Ghawas’ partnership with one of Bahrain’s most talented bands, “Likwid”. The album was released in November 2013.