BALIK is the lead singer of the band DANAKIL. It’s no longer necessary to introduce him to the public, which has followed this Parisian collective since the 2000’s. In almost 20 years, the band became one of the first French reggae headliners, and never left its position, delivering hundreds of hot lives and releasing iconic albums and singles. Among them the golden disk « DIALOGUE DE SOURDS », or the platinum single « Marley ».
For this new project « PARENTHÈSE », BALIK comes back to his musical roots, diving into a cultural stream which has run him since his beginnings. Feeding on French rap music since his adolescence, moved by the spirit and the social role transmitted by hip-hop and rap music, the artist has always claimed to be part of those two strong musical trends. BALIK offers himself a parenthesis in parallel with DANAKIL, the outcome of several years of deep reflection and meticulous preparation. As a result, a collection of poems of the modern times with afro/world sounds, an authentic hip-hop which tries to take up the French rap music tradition mixing current codes of this music, and orchestrated by outstanding producers of the Parisian underground scene like TIGERZ et S.MOS. The album’s mood switches between figures of speech and observations about the world and the daily life of the artist. We find also a very personal dimension in several more introspective songs. He shows in this opus a new facet of his art and of himself without leaving aside his talents of storyteller, lyricist, his way to speak with simple and right words about life which make us crazy, in love, sad or happy… BALIK offers us this album with humility and sincerity, to make us understand that this project was growing inside him since the beginning, and that its outcome represents an important step of his artist life.