My most recent release, ‘Infinite Bounty’, begins with a more quiet song called ‘Immerse Yourselves’. The piece starts with the sound of an ocean and the vocals come straight in with the music soon after. I wanted the musical journey of the album to begin by delving straight into the vocals, just as the quotation of Baha’u’llah uses the symbol of diving into the ocean of His Revelation: “Immerse yourselves in the ocean of My words, that ye may unravel its secrets, and discover all the pearls of wisdom that lie hid in its depths.” The music aids us to meditate upon His words, enabling the waves of understanding to wash over our souls.
My producer and I were intrigued by the idea of the song having a sense of movement, rising and falling like the swells of an ocean. The words ‘Immerse Yourselves’ is repeated and intertwines, symbolising the waves, just as the strings introduce themselves and expand and promptly flow away. The whole song (and album) has this movement and a sense of building and then quieting down, carrying us along, lifted and buoyant on the ocean.
This song is a gift download on the gifts page on my website so please feel free to download it and kindly spread the word (once you sign up on the mailing list, you’ll be guided to the download page which also has other gift downloads from previous albums). Here is a link for the gift download of the song ‘Immerse Yourselves’.
Here is a link to listen to and purchase the whole album ‘Infinite Bounty’.
Great job Elika! I just listened to “Immerse yourself” -very beautifully constructed melody.
So beautiful, soothing and heavenly