Jai Uttal is a Grammy-nominated sacred music composer, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Not too long ago, he released a lovely new-age folk tune, entitled, “Psalm”.
Jai Uttal – “Psalm” single
“As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I have no fear. ‘Cause I know you’re with me. Yes, I know you’re with me. As I walk through the ruins and the wreckage of life, I have no fear. ‘Cause I know you’re with me. Yes, I know you’re with me.” – lyrics
‘Psalm’ serves as one of Jai Uttal’s most powerful and essential statements yet. Also, with this single, he moves beyond his versions of Sanskrit chants to take on one of the most beloved Western prayers.
“The 23rd Psalm in The Book of Psalms (from both the Hebrew and Christian Bibles), is one of the most famous poems ever composed. There have been countless versions of the words and the music used in prayer and contemplation over the ages. My new song, ‘Psalm’, continues in that tradition.” – Jai Uttal
Jai Uttal has traveled extensively in India, where he met many great saints and singers. During that time, he chose Bhakti Yoga as his personal path. Since then, he has been leading, teaching, and performing kirtan around the world for close to 50 years, creating a safe environment for people to open their hearts and voices. His exotic and multi-cultural sound is a mixture of Indian and American music.
“The universe is filled with colors and melodies. They’re just everywhere, if only we could see and hear them more clearly. I feel that all art exists to enhance devotional practice and devotional expression. So I just try to hear the melodies.” – Jai Uttal
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