Rising up in Iran however now primarily based in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Kiani has a novel perspective on the present state of affairs in that nation. He moved from his small hometown within the south of Iran to a bigger one the place he was capable of make the most of the chance to review medication and produce music. He has had 14 years of expertise with studying how you can play the Persian Tar, and Setar, beginning on the age of eight, however his profession as a resident neurosurgeon noticed him put this on the backburner for some time. Till now.
Kiani’s debut single, ‘I’ll Fly Away’ serves as a showcase to his skills, however moreover has a two-fold objective. On the floor it’s a dance-pop track timed to coincide with the FIFA World Cup, which began on the weekend in Qatar, selling the enjoyment and constructive power felt by watching sport, and spreading the identical feelings throughout all nations, sharing a mutual respect for the sport, and by extension, one another. With lyrics in quite a lot of languages, Kiani ensures that this message is obtained by a large viewers.
The music video for ‘I’ll Fly Away’ displays this, with clips of soccer video games and the excited crowds, and scenes of Kiani’s buddies bringing to the fore a wonderful instance of cultural illustration. In direction of the top of the clip nonetheless Kiani reminds the viewers of the horrific state of affairs in his homeland, which grew out of the arrest and loss of life of twenty-two yr outdated Kurdish minority Iranian lady, Mahsa Amini, for improperly sporting her hijab. In the previous couple of frames of the video for ‘I’ll Fly Away’, Kiani factors out that every one ladies should be free and pleased simply as a lot as anybody – and this actually applies to anybody of any gender, race, class, age, or different defining traits that make us totally different. Residing in Russia moderately than Iran, Kiani is uniquely positioned to talk out in regards to the state of affairs, with out concern of penalties, and is ready to assist get the message out to the world.