“Drink your ideas down with wine, you’ll see better from outrageous heights and god made you stay for that one blessed day and then he took you away in the night.
That day a lesson was learned, and it burns into my heart with fire, peace and quiet are easy to find, it’s love that I desire.”
Reminiscent of Sufi teacher and poet Rumi’s words, Bahrami’s gentle voice and searching lyrics are well placed for the kind of neu-folk his band Broken Boat are playing to their young peers on the outer London scene. A young man with plenty to learn, Bahrami is at that phase every young adult goes through and which you might call ‘a trial by fire’ of which Rumi often wrote. To Rumi, the fire of attention, which is love, accelerates the combined chemistry of seeking, travel and fear of spiritual isolation that bring about life’s invaluable lessons: “Come, come, whoever you are,
Wanderer, idolater, worshipper of fire,
Come even though you have broken your vows a thousand times,
Come, and come yet again.
Ours is not a caravan of despair”
“These songs tell the story of their time in Plymouth. Daniel’s lyrics focus on a mix of emotional themes such as loss, love, belonging and uncertainty but always manage to find an optimistic slant. The music is accordingly a mixture of the deep emotional honesty of early Bright Eyes with an upbeat and playful tone that echoes a young Simon & Garfunkel breaking through.”