Be like the bird (2018)
Be like the bird is my second studio album, conceived in 2014, and slowly recorded over the next four years. I finally finished it in 2018, ten years after the release of SoulPepper. The songs were written when I had just begun a challenging but rewarding new chapter of my life, and the feeling of possibility and future potential was endless. The songs in this album reflect what my favourite composer Yanni would call "a sea of optimism." The title of the album refers to a poem by Victor Hugo: "Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings." This captured perfectly how I felt at the time.
Listen to Be like the bird on: Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play/YouTube, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, Napster, iHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, MediaNet. You can also listen to it for free on Bandcamp, SoundCloud, or YouTube!
My debut album, and my very first attempt at making the music in my mind tangible. It is a diverse collection of compositions, all conceived & created within one year, but with very different moods to each. I hope to sway the emotions of the listener through ups, downs & many feelings in between as one listens to the songs in order. At the end of the last song, I want the listener to have felt as moved as they would have been if they had watched an epic theatrical, complete with crying moments & comic relief.
Listen to SoulPepper on: Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play/YouTube, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, Napster, iHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, MediaNet. You can also listen to it for free on Bandcamp or YouTube!
The album art for SoulPepper and Be Like the Bird was designed by the wonderful Somrata Sarkar.