Ala Ghawas (born 22 July 1981) is a Bahraini singer, songwriter, musician & producer.
Early Career 2007-2010: Hums, Whispers & Screams:
"Hums," was Ghawas' first serious independent recording project, undertaken while studying in Boston as a Fulbright Scholar in 2007. "Hums" received generally positive reviews from music critics in Bahrain and the song "Replica" was a regular in the Bahraini radio stations. "Whispers," released in December 2008, confirmed Ghawas as one of Bahrain's most important musicians of his generation and received critically acclaimed reviews. "Screams," released in October 2009, continued raising the intensity of the sound and subject of his music, and completed the trilogy of albums that he had been working on for three years.
Major LP Release 2013-present: Armor:
Ghawas spent almost 3 years working on his first major LP release, "Armor", featuring 10 new songs written and produced by Ghawas, engineered by Bahraini producer Abdulla Abdulmajeed and mixed by Bahraini sound engineer Abdulla Jamal. The LP was the product of Ghawas' partnership with one of Bahrain's most talented bands "Likwid" - previously know as "La Movida". Ghawas had maintained his style in this album as a mellow indie rock artist but with more complex music arrangements. The album also saw Ghawas focusing on the piano as his leading instrument for the first time along with live strings sections arranged by Bahraini musician Mohammed Haddad. The album was released in December 2013.