Ali Awan was born to an immigrant father and first-generation mother just outside of Philadelphia spending most of his early life in transit. That upbringing coupled with a love for sound and expression made a life in music second nature. After his debut release “Citadel Blues”, an eastern cityscape of sampled drums, field recordings, & instrumentation dubbed “ferocious” by WBEZ’s Sound Opinions host and Chicago Tribune writer Jim DeRogatis. Awan’s new EP “Moon Mode” is a six-song summation of his emotional state over the past 12 months, and ranges from reverb-drenched swamp songs to dreamy synth meditations. The EP’s title track, inspired by Nina Simone’s “Sinnerman” will be available on April 9th, 2021. The entire EP will be available on June 11th, 2021 via Born Losers Records.