Enter A Mystical Realm With River Sultan's New Single 'Falling Out Of Time'

River Sultan has released his second single “Falling Out Of Time,” a song that he wrote, performed and self-produced. The song recently premiered on San Diego’s 91X “Loudspeaker” show. 

River Sultan also performed a two-song set with The Record by USRN (United Stations Radio Network), where you can catch the new song below:

He’ll also be performing a live show with Launch Global November 12 at 7:00pm ET.

River Sultan grew up in Jordan, San Diego, and Egypt and derives his music from the influences of both cultures,  combining his love of western artists such as Pink Floyd, David Gilmour (the reason he began playing guitar), Thom Yorke, Radiohead, Björk, Suicide, and David Bowie with eastern classical Arabic singers and musicians such as Lebanese singer Fairouz as well as artists from the golden era of Egypt including Um Kulthum, Farid El-Atrach, Abdel Halim Hafiz, and renowned composer Mohammad Abdel Wahhab. 

He comments on the way that music has created a "safe space and a place of healing" for him after taking care of his brother who is now recovering from psychosis. 

“There were many sleepless nights and upsetting events linked to his condition. So I put my l life on hold to take care of my family until my brother was more stable. He is now doing a lot better but it was the most difficult five years of my life. During that time, making music was the only thing that helped me cope.” 

Born Fadi Masad, he chose to change his name to River Sultan to remind him that he is in control and the ruler of his own destiny.

He says:

“The name ‘River’ always captivated me. It is my favorite western name. Very mystical, constantly flowing. I chose ‘Sultan’ to always remind myself of the power that I hold. A reminder that I can overcome any situation no matter how difficult. I don’t see myself regal or better than anyone else, but I am the sultan of my own inner kingdom that I’ve created.”

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