Grammy.com First Look Features Arun Shenoy's “Bliss”
Narked Records, Singapore, is delighted to announce the official release of the highly-anticipated new single "Bliss" from Arun Shenoy's new Indian fusion project. Members of The Recording Academy were treated to a preview of the 8-minute-long single and video as an exclusive pre-release on GRAMMY.com "First Look."
"I'm incredibly honored that this very personal project of mine was chosen for First Look by The Recording Academy on Grammy.com," said Shenoy.
"Bliss" is releasing worldwide today as a single in both digital and physical formats, exactly one year to the day from Shenoy's previous album, the Spanish Flamenco-inspired Rumbadoodle, which earned him a coveted GRAMMY nomination at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards for Best Pop Instrumental Album alongside music legends Chris Botti, Larry Carlton, Dave Koz and Gerald Albright & Norman Brown.
In production for over 9 months, "Bliss" was recorded live across the world from India, Singapore and the Philippines, to the UK and the US. With this project, Shenoy, who was born in India but lives in Singapore, explores the rich lexicon of Indian Classical instrumentation, in what he says is a long journey back to his own cultural roots. Conceptually steeped in ancient Hindu scriptures and mythology, the concept behind the music is also interpreted visually, creating an audio-visual experience of music, animation, artwork and packaging.
Shenoy is joined on this project by acclaimed GRAMMY-nominated composer and arranger Don Hart, who orchestrated the live string section in Nashville. Also featuring prominently is Ravichandra Kulur, one of the leading flautists in India, Ramil Duke Purisima, Jon Sterckx, Owen Gurry and Balachandra Prabhu, among other artists.