'Black Flag' EP
Singer songwriter Uri Sade aka U.R.I. will release his debut EP, Black Flag, on October 2nd, and is now streaming this beautiful 5-track project! Here you can see Uri's acoustic, atmospheric and at times melancholy sound, combined with electronic influences to his folk-inspired songwriting.
U.R.I cites an eclectic range of musical influences including Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, St Vincent, Radiohead Bjork & Bon Iver and this is reflected in the diversity of the songs on the EP ranging from the stripped back acoustic ‘Black Flag’ through to the epic and synth led ‘Adjusted Virgin’. All of the songs on the EP were originally written as raw songs on acoustic guitar and then were developed further in the studio by adding analogue synths, strings and drums, apart from the single ‘Black Flag’ which was kept as an acoustic track.

The ‘Black Flag’ EP was co-produced by Orel Tamuz and Richard Formby (Wild Beasts & Ghostpoet) All of the songs were written around the same time and the EP is essentially a personal journey for Uri stepping out of darker days into new beginning. In his own words:
I'm mainly using organic metaphors that are related to nature - 'Back to the ship' speaks about being caught by a storm in the middle of the ocean, 'Like an Earthquake' speaks about a scene of an earthquake while I'm looking for my way back home, 'Diamonds' generally speaks about devoting myself to my ghosts and the consequences of doing that. 'Adjusted Virgin' speaks about a man that is running in the field and trying to push himself to keep on running despite he almost losing his breathe and for some moments he feels like his body is paralyzed. My lyrics are a quite abstract and I like when the listener can interpret them in his own way
You can catch U.R.I  live at the following dates:
Oct 1st – The Old Queens Head, Islington.
Oct 14th – The Garage, Islington
Oct 27th – The Underbelly, Hoxton.