Hanni El Khatib, genre-skewer and Innovative Leisure co-founder, has announced the details of his new record Flight, which is set to come out on May 15. Along with the announcement he has shared a new single called “ALIVE”, inspired by a car accident he was in. He says:

“Last April I was in a pretty serious car accident. Our vehicle was rear ended at high speed leaving the car crumpled up and flipped over. Miraculously we were all able to have come out relatively unscathed with only a few minor injuries. It was definitely a close call. Even the paramedics and police officers on site were in shock that we were all standing there given the severity of the crash. The whole experience gave me some some much needed perspective on life. I knew I wanted to touch on that somehow on this record. When the instrumental came together for the track it immediately felt like the perfect backdrop for this story.” 

Rather than focus on the fear of that moment, “ALIVE” shines with the glow of a new appreciation for life. Bouncing, chirping and full of positivity, “ALIVE” is exactly the kind of song we need to get us through this moment in time – and to remind us to be thankful for everything we have.

Flight is out May 15 on Innovative Leisure, find out more about how it came together on Hanni El Khatib’s official site, and make sure to follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.