More recently, in the run up to the release of his second album, Ohm has found himself studying environmental groups such as Friends of the Earth, The Wildlife Trust, Sea Shepherd, Animals Asia, UK Honey Bee Conservation Society and Greenpeace – all of which have served as inspiration for his latest, environmentally minded album ‘Fragile Earth’.
His second solo album, every track is based around environmental or animal welfare issues which Vali Ohm has found close to his heart. And it is not only in his lyrics that he is hoping to draw attention to the cause.
In an album release event on the 18 July, Ohm will be releasing promo copies of the album into the sky attached to helium balloons from outside the Head office of Greenpeace at Canonbury Villas, London and then onto Sony Music Head Office in Derry Street. Joined on the day by members of The Wildlife Trust, Sea Shepherd, Animals Asia, UK Honey Bee Conservation Society, Friends Of The Earth and Greenpeace, the day is designed to draw attention to the album and the issues that lie within.
The album is arguably some of Vali Ohm’s finest work and sees him at his most confident as a songwriter. Working with Frank Arkwright (Blur, Oasis, The Smiths, Joy Division, Snow Patrol, Primal Scream) in Abbey Road Studios last year, the big name producer compared his music to the likes of Coldplay and Manic Street Preachers – fine company for any aspiring songwriter.