The album, Resurrection, was started three years ago when I was a student at Recording Arts Canada (Toronto). The art of learning how to capture my sound, my music, was always in interest to me, I just never knew how to do. Resurrection started with the composing of the track, Sangeedham. The music was written by me, and lyrics were written by my dear friend Krish Raghavan who I am grateful to work with. It was sung by Harini and Harsha Vishwanathan, who have done an amazing job throughout the album.
My biggest idol, inspiration, and motivation comes from none other than A.R. Rahman. I enjoy AR's unique music deeply that embraces indescribable emotions within me. A lot of my music is inspired by A.R. and I continue to learn from him by analyzing his strategic techniques, and applying them to my own. You will witness this in my track, Rivalry, which was inspired by Liquid Dance, from Slumdog Millionaire.
The name Resurrection, was actually thought of by a very close friend of mine, Shreya Patel. At one point, I didn't want to continue with music for personal reasons but after sometime, I sat in my studio and hit the red button again and got back into it. I was in search for the album name. The original album was to be called, "A New Day," but Shreya had recommended Resurrection and I just thought it described my situation perfectly, so we decided to go with it.
The album took three years to complete but has a unique blend of compositions, genres, and styles. From classical Hindustani music, to Carnatic music, to Western music, and even the use of sound effects and new technology, the journey was an unforgettable experience. The endless nights, countless cups of coffee, and re-recording over and over again late at night, challenged me to get a sound that described me.
This was supposed to be my debut album, but decided to hold off on it. Instead I had released an album called The Third Eye, in March 2010, which was done for meditation and spirituality purposes.
Hope you enjoy the Resurrection.