A few years ago, we had the pleasure of recording with AJIMAL as part of our Mic Pre Masters series after AJIMAL himself, Fran O’Hanlon, entered (and won) our Dream Recording Competition.
We paired Fran up with Grammy award-winning producer Guy Massey who, in Fran’s words, “turned out to be the perfect producer for AJIMAL”. They have since gone on to work together and AJIMAL are now releasing a full album.
‘It’s Real’ is the first track from that upcoming album and the same track that we recorded with Fran back in 2015. That single is being released this weekend alongside this beautiful accompanying video by Portuguese motion designer, Vitaliy Havrylyuk:
You can stream the track via the AJIMAL Spotify here: It’s Real
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Hailing from Newcastle, UK and now based in London, Fran O’Hanlon is focusing on music (and still also works as a doctor). Playing alongside the likes of Lucy Rose, Loney Dear, Destroyer, Lanterns on the Lake, James Vincent McMorrow and Nadine Shah, live show encompasses elements of both soaring grandeur and pin drop intimacy.
“Setting a new benchmark for sensitive pop.” The Line of Best Fit
“Touches of Bon Iver and Jeff Buckley ring true, however AJIMAL sculpts an illimitable soundscape that is entirely his own.” Crack in the Road
“Idiosyncratic, heart-wrenching songs.” NME