Rising musician John Dhali refines his lush blend of folk, pop and indie on debut album IN TIME, which packs positive messages into an infectious stretch of sonics. Leading with life experiences that resonate with his listeners, striking a balance between vulnerability and upliftment with self-confident leaps in his artistry.
The album moves through various emotions just as it does genres, sweeping from the folk-tinged sections of “Taste” and the hopeful build of “Start Again,” into luscious indie-pop on “In Time” and the daring indie-rock stylings of “Soft Kiss.”
Heavenly lead single “Plain Sight,” allows Dhali’s warm vocals to shine delivering an optimistic message on pushing through mental distress and emerging into light and joy. Anthemic and emotional in equal amounts, the melodic offerings on this album establish John Dhali as an unstoppable creative who has overcome illness and obstacles in life to make a lasting impact.
From busking in a crowded station in 2017 to experiments with a six-piece band, John Dhali has been finding his feet in music full-time since 2020 – and with this debut body of work proves he has everything he needs for a steady rise to stardom.