Isn’t it magical how the wind travels all over the world, unbounded and free? It can be part of a hurricane, and three weeks later it is just a whisper in the trees on another continent. Samer Fanek’s new single captures the essence of the wind while using it as a metaphor on life itself. “Just Like the Wind” is a fantastic piano ballad from one of the most promising stars on the New Age music scene today.
Samer Fanek is a Polish-Jordanian pianist, keyboardist, composer, and producer of contemporary instrumental music. “Just Like the Wind” is recorded in Fanek’s home studio in Daly City, California. The mixing and mastering is done by Miklos Malek.
Fanek debuted in 2016 with “Wishful Thinking”, which earned him several awards, including Best New Age Music Debut Album here on Newagemusic.guide. In December 2018, Fanek released his second album “Guide Me” In our review, we wrote: “The album proves that his first release was more than wishful thinking. In this context it is tempting to say that Fanek in “Guide Me” shows that he is in no need of guidance either.”
This episode of Dream Mixtape is dedicated to Samer Fanek and “Just Like the Wind”:
Just Like the Wind
The intro to “Just Like the Wind” is simply amazing! The music seems to flow from the piano with grace and elegance, carefully laying the foundation for what’s to come. It is impossible not to be impressed by Samer’s playing. It makes the listener feel welcome. But don’t take my word for it. Listen to it yourself:
After the short intro, there’s a shift in the atmosphere. There’s a soft touch of melancholy, giving the song colors and life. Looking at the title and listening to the song, it is safe to assume that it is a comment on how life is about changes and before you know it something you hold dear is gone. It is not a sad song, but it is about facing these changes.
I enjoy the song’s lightness and how it seems to fly away on a soft breeze – totally weightless, like the dandelion seeds on the cover artwork. It is a song for contemplation and dreaming.
In the past, Samer Fanek’s sound has been inspired by Yanni. “Just Like the Wind” is a step in a new direction. I have said it before, and I’ll say it again; I would love to hear more solo piano by Fanek. He has delivered a song that is both heartwarming and thought-provoking – which is a rare combination. Its romantic and poetic sound instantly connects with the listener.
Then the song is gone, just like the wind.
For more information and music samples, visit samerfanek.com.