APE feat. Tomer Yosef -"Holy Water" (Ape)
Add Date: 06/06
Format: College, Electronic, World, Triple A
Artist Info: After years of working together, both in Balkan Beat Box and on Yosef's solo albums, Yosef and Muskat were wary of repeating the past. "There are certain unwritten rules when we write for BBB," Tomer explains. "The musical elements that define the band need to be there. But when we were making the APE single we didn't need to think about that. It gave us a whole new freedom of movement." Muskat agrees: "We both knew we needed to find a new tone for Tomer in order to create something fresh."
The pair started by collaborating on the lyrics, live in the studio. Soon, a song that began as a spontaneous response to Yosef's 'profiling' experience, expanded to encompass the Israel-Palestine situation: Holy Water. "Most conflicts in the world are based on religious differences," Yosef says. "As someone who grew up with both Palestinians and Israelis, and has no issues with God, I feel that we are all swimming in a sea of 'holy water.' We need to be careful not to drown."