Just after wrapping up a concert in Oxford, Moshe Hecht was approached by a student who was excited to offer his take on the rising artist. "You're not simply a singer or a songwriter," the newly-made fan pronounced. "You're an inspirer.”
In truth, the young Brit was echoing a sentiment that listeners around the world are expressing about the Moshe Hecht experience. And with his debut album set to launch in September – and his single “Believers” released today – Hecht is taking the title seriously.
Fortunately for music enthusiasts looking for something original, Hecht's “inspirer” effect is the only common thread weaving through an otherwise exceptionally diverse collection of songs on his debut album “Heart is Alive.” From the calling-out, folky "When I'm In Need" to the rock-inspired "Song of Zion," the album features catchy guitar melodies, well-blended harmonies, rich violin and even a touch of whistling - all complimented by Hecht's original songwriting. Moreover, Hecht proves to be a serious vocalist, with a warm voice navigating the terrain of multiple genres as if each were his forte.
While most of the album was produced in Seattle by seven-time Emmy winner and Grammy nominated producer Steven Ray Allen, it also features "Inspire me," a bluesy number produced in New York that features Hecht's own band, a mix of talented young musicians who have performed with him around the world.
Thankfully, eager fans and curious listeners don't have to wait until September to get a taste. Today, get a free download of “Believers,” a rousing rock anthem that is just a sample of Hecht's singular sound.
Free download of the full track available at MosheHecht.com
The full-length album will be distributed by Aderet Music and can be found on iTunes and wherever Jewish music is sold. Fans can stay updated by “Liking” Moshe on Facebook, following him on Twitter and visiting www.MosheHecht.com.