Bengaluru, 26th June 2021: Indian Music Composer and Grammy® Winner Ricky Kej has released his 21st studio album in collaboration with five time Grammy® award winning artist and living legend, Stewart Copeland. This brand new album is called ‘Divine Tides’ and it will be launched on the 22nd of June 2021.The album also features many acclaimed artists from around the world.
Grammy® Award Winner & US Billboard #1 artist, GQ Hero 2020, Ricky Kej is an internationally renowned Indian Music Composer and Environmentalist. He has performed at prestigious venues in over 30 countries, including at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and Geneva. Ricky has won more than 100 music awards in over 20 countries. He has been Awarded “United Nations Global Humanitarian Artist” and is also the “Youth Icon of India”. Ricky has been named as one of the 100 Real Leaders who ‘Inspire the Future’. He is the UNESCO mgiep “Global Ambassador for Kindness”, UNCCD “Land Ambassador”, UNICEF “Celebrity Supporter” & Ambassador for “Earth Day Network”.
Stewart Copeland is a 5 time Grammy® Award-winning American musician and composer. He is the founder and drummer of the British rock group ‘The Police’ who have sold over 75 million albums worldwide. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Police in 2003, the Modern Drummer’s Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Classic Drummer’s Hall of Fame in 2013. He is also known for composing the soundtrack for the video game series Spyro.
A tribute to the magnificence of our natural world and the resilience of our species, ‘Divine Tides’ illustrates these musings through its diverse musical canvas of soundscapes, melodies, pulsating rhythms and lush ambient textures that are weaved
together by two master craftsmen Ricky Kej and Stewart Copeland. This album features 9 songs and 8 music videos that were filmed around the world from the exquisite beauty of the Indian Himalayas to the Icy forests of Spain.
The album will have a unique launch format. Every song in ‘Divine Tides’ will feature an accompanying music video that will be released from July 7th 2021 until September 28th 2021 as Stewart Copeland and Ricky Kej feel that all of the tracks deserve their
moment in the sun. The complete album will be made available on all audio streaming platforms on the 21st of July 2021.
Speaking about the album Stewart said, “One day during the Apocalypse I got a call from Ricky Kej about making an album. He
had assembled an amazing collection of exotic musicians, or perhaps I should say deeply traditional musicians, in the exotic context of his inspired production style. The flow of ideas soon became a torrent of recording and music. The spiritual ambience (not something that I’m generally known for) infused my aggressions upon inanimate objects with loving passion. The timpani were ringing! The crotales were singing! Making this record has been a unique adventure in both music and divine awareness”.
About the album Ricky said, “I had been working on a follow up to the Grammy® winning album “Winds of Samsara” and had catalogued some of my favourite melodies. Recordings were delayed because of a relentless touring schedule, but then the 2020 pandemic hit. Strict lockdowns presented an opportunity to spend more time in the studio. In 2016 I was privileged and honoured to collaborate on a song with Stewart Copeland. With the support of industry veterans Ralph Simon and Tarquin Gotch I mustered up the courage to ask him to collaborate with me yet again, this time on a complete album. What followed was one of the best and most fulfilling personal and musical experiences I could have ever asked for. Working with Stewart was like attending one of the best masterclasses imaginable. Stewart is not only a living legend, but an extremely humble human being, filled with positive energy, that pushed us to deliver our very best for ‘Divine Tides'”.
Check it out and enjoy the magic!