‘American Idol’ Favorite Arthur Gunn Releases Nepali-Language EP
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American Idol Season 18 fan favorite Arthur Gunn is back with a new EP, and it combines his signature folk style with the Nepali language. Gunn released the new project, titled Deha Ra Aatma, under his real name, Dibesh Pokharel.
‘American Idol’s Arthur Gunn Releases New EP
Gunn’s new EP consists of five songs performed in Nepali. The 24-year-old singer was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, and later moved to Wichita, Kansas. This new project combines a classic American folk sound with his native language, and it’s sure to please fans.
“This project is very dear to me, all the songs fell in places so magically,” Gunn wrote on Instagram to promote the release. “I recorded & played all the instruments in the EP, I am glad and proud that I got to produce and present this EP to you all.”
Even fans who don’t speak Nepali will be able to appreciate Deha Ra Aatma. The acoustic songs mostly have an uplifting, bouncy sound, and Gunn shows off the same gritty voice viewers came to love on American Idol. The album ends with the title track, which has a slower feel.
Gunn Has Been Prolific Since His Time on the Show
Despite finishing Season 18 of American Idol as a runner-up, Arthur Gunn has released quite a bit of music over the past couple of years. He put out an English-language album called Self-Titled in 2020 under his stage name. Earlier this year, he released a new single called “Rainy Days.”
Also this year, Gunn returned to Idol for Season 19 when fans voted for him to be the season’s comeback artist. He didn’t end up becoming a finalist, although he was supposed to perform with Sheryl Crow in the show’s finale. There was some drama when Gunn skipped the performance, citing “unpleasant environmental experiences.”
As part of his return to the show, Gunn recorded a song called “Save Me Now.” However, he’s asked fans to stop requesting the song at his gigs. The singer recently announced he’ll be performing in Dallas on New Year’s Eve, so keep that in mind if you plan to attend.