Deva Premal’s composition, the Seven Chakra Gayatri Mantra, debuts on DEVA, nearly 20 years since her original, ground-breaking version of the ancient Gayatri Man- tra began appearing on playlists and topping alternative music charts world-wide. DEVA is a calling – beyond the chattering mind, the heaviness of the heart and the numerous distractions of life, into a place of refuge and conscious relaxation. Alternately soothing, uplifting, and inviting, Deva’s voice ushers us into deeper states of meditation, serving as a portal to inner-peace. The album is book-ended by versions of the “Seven Chakra Gayatri Mantra”, creating an experience of a mystical journey well-travelled and coming full circle.
Tracks range from alluring chants with life-partner Miten, to soaring bansuri lines by Nepalese maestro Manose, embedded inside a musical landscape created by producer Joby Baker‘s sensual groove based instrumentation – including the prayerful “Prabhujee”, written by Pandit Ravi Shankar and featuring his daughter, Anoushka Shankar, on sitar.