Amal Lad has made a career out of exploring the intersection between art and medicine. His ability to reveal the connection between music and well-being has been recognised by the BBC and TEDxNHS, as well as countless listeners around the globe.
Amal released his debut EP ‘Complex Simplicities’ in 2012 and was featured by Bobby Friction on BBC Introducing. Praised for his impressive guitar performances, the EP showcased the emotionally compelling style that would come to define Amal’s sound. He followed this up by branching out into composing for film and spoken word, collaborating with award-winning artists from cultures around the world to celebrate a shared humanity.
“Fight or Flight” is an auditory journey through the human heart and a musical interpretation of the effect of adrenaline on the body. The track was born out of a break between study sessions in medical school when Amal recorded his own heartbeat and tried to use it in his own music productions. Amal was invited to perform the track on the TEDxNHS stage in 2018 as part of his talk “If you have a heart, you’re making beats”.
His music is influenced by legends including Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page as well as Eastern sounds from AR Rahman, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Ravi Shankar.
Currently, Amal is preparing the release of new experimental music, while continuing his work in medicine and exploring music as a tool for therapy.