Following up on the widespread support and praise for the album's single "I Can't Wait", ARDALAN returns with the full release of his debut LP "Mr Good", which is out now on Dirtybird Records.
'Mr. Good' captures a distinctive and emotional look into the heart and mind of a young artist. It’s a coming-of-age tale and an aural exploration of the producer’s path—from growing up in his two homes of Iran and San Francisco, to finding success and grappling with the sacrifice that comes with it. The story unfolds across eleven tracks produced amongst the crests and valleys that define the perpetual search for creative freedom.
“‘Mr. Good’ is about a story of self-acceptance. In some cases, we strive to be the perfect person. Yet, we never learn to be ourselves. We and society are forced to wear a mask to hide our true traits and flaws, which are the very reasons that push us to be a better person in this world.” - Ardalan
Ardalan’s Iranian roots play a heavy role in the album’s inspiration. His
musicianship began in Iran, where his adoration of the artform was bred into him from a saxophonist father and a mother who was once a singer. While he draws a lot of his inspiration from melodic dance music of today, he writes with the minor key and melancholic melodies that come from the music of the country he was born in.
Ultimately what Ardalan has created in ‘Mr. Good’ is something bold, unexpected, and entirely his own. Genres are fused together and twisted into captivating new takes on house, techno, and beyond. It is with a sense of vulnerability and maturity that Ardy turns towards this next chapter, with the malleable future of dance music at his heels and the full support from the label that raised him.
Ardalan is currently undertaking a 36-stop tour in support of ‘Mr. Good,’ showcasing the new record with extended sets in some of North America’s most intimate club environments.
Tickets are available now on Ardalan's website, https://www.ardalander.com/
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