“So many beautiful elements” BBC Introducing
“Beautiful music with spiritual vocals” DJ Ritu / Resonance FM
Following the release of their previous singles, the ethereal O Ignis Spiritus and the hypnotic Breathe In Love, which have enjoyed critical acclaim from Resonance FM and BBC Introducing among others, world music collective Electric Sufi now come with the third single from their upcoming album, Hudaaya – a track featuring traditional Urdu lyrics that speaks about the revelation of transcendental truth in nature.
As with much of Electric Sufi’s music, Hudaaya mixes traditional Arabic instrumentation (a woodwind instrument: Duduk) with electronic beats to produce a distinctive sound, while vocalist Sarah Yaseen sings ancient Urdu lyrics that have been sung in many forms and by many people, from children reciting it at schools and in scout groups, through to Pakistani qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Translated into English, Hudaaya speaks of how the Divine is visible in the moon and the stars, while asking for enlightenment on the understanding of all that’s around us – and so mirroring Electric Sufi’s climate change message of respecting the all-encompassing existence of nature and the need to develop a better understanding of humanity’s place within it.
(press release, artwork & images included in MP3 download)