San Francisco-based Ardalan has been a Dirtybird favorite across the years, joining the Claude VonStroke-led gang since the first BBQ in 2007. Since, he's consistently held his own on Dirtybird line-ups and released collaborative works with Justin Martin and Christian Martin. Now, he readies to release his own full-length album on his home base label, which will be titled 'Mr. Good' and is set to arrive on November 1.
The album will consist of 11 tracks, said to tell the story of Ardalan's own coming of age tale with an experimental twist. "'Mr. Good' is a story about self-acceptance," he explains in a press release. "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.”
The first preview of 'Mr. Good' arrives with the single, 'I Can't Wait', which features his girlfriend on vocal duties. Inspired by their very real life experience, the haunting chorus of 'I Can't Wait' was her response to Ardalan's long hours spent in the studio.
Ardalan will be embarking on a 36-stop tour to follow the release of his debut album, stopping across North America's favored destinations like Chicago's Spybar, Space in Miami, House of Yes in Brooklyn and Sound in Los Angeles. Find his tour dates here.
Listen to 'I Can't Wait' below.
Photo via Ardalan by Grady Brannan
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