Zion Judah Continues His Musical, Mystical Journey with “QUEST: Mundane to Metaphysical.”
Zion Judah’s latest album “Quest: Mundane to Metaphysical” was released on his grassroots label - Mt. Zion Records, on July 26, 2011 — Day 1 of the Mayan 13 Moon Calendar. The artist, who has a loyal worldwide fan base, has been described by An’R Magazine as “…deep, innovative and Bob Marleyesque.” His latest work blends soulful vocals and captivating lyrics into a musical, mystical experience that resonates deep within the listener’s consciousness. The versatile, NYC-based artist — called “Zee” by his friends—commands his own ship, acting as a one-stop shop for himself and his music. Not only does he write his lyrics and music, he also records and produces his tracks at his studio to completion, and does his own CD design and artwork.
“Divine Creation,” his first endeavor, was released in 2004, and garnished worldwide acclaim with its successful web-based promotion and strong Internet following. To date, it remains one of the top 10 requested albums on RadiodirectX of Toronto, Canada. Listeners were blown away by the freshman effort: Christoph Nolte, of One Mission Sound, Germany, raved, “Thank you a 1000 times for this piece of Gold…this is definitively one of my personal top 5 CDs of the year! …I can’t get enough…!”
But don’t be fooled into thinking he’s just another reggae artist — Zion Judah’s unique style and meditative lyrics make him shine as something much more. His distinct vocal delivery and eclectic parlance ranges from a Bob Marley meets Sting synthesis, to grittier, Super Cat/Jr. Gong-like chanting with tempered intensity. Zion Judah offers listeners a full range of eclectic, electric vibes with the potential to raise one’s vibration — an important theme extolled on his track “Higher Consciousness” and carried forth throughout the album.
The album’s title track, "Quest", is a melodic, mesmerizing piece that invites the listener along for a vision quest of self-discovery. Meanwhile the track “The Great Shift” alludes to the impending Mayan Prophecy of 2012, but from the positive perspective of shifting one’s consciousness to make the transition appear seamless. “Good Sensi” is a great bit of Rasta-type playfulness, paying homage to the blessed herb, ganja. “Can’t Fool You” warns against surrendering one’s power from within to external sources that sap your energy. Overall, the tunes on Quest strike a deep chord, reminding us of our inherent divine power, preaching love and the fulfillment of our potentiality.
No doubt, the tides are turning on this planet. In Nostradamus’ Epistle to Henry II, the prophet writes of the trials and tribulations future generations will face: “…So many evils…will be committed that almost the entire world will find itself undone and desolated. Before these events many rare birds will cry in the air, “Now!” “Now!” Zion Judah is such a rare songbird. He sings for the masses, reaching out to encompass his listener in the rhapsody of his utopian vision and inviting them to partake of his musical, mystical quest toward enlightenment, empowerment, and self-improvement.