GRAMMY.com Exclusive First Look: Arun Shenoy
On Aug. 30 Singapore-based GRAMMY-nominated songwriter/producer Arun Shenoy will release "Bliss," a single from the Indian fusion project on which he's currently working. Ahead of the single's release, GRAMMY.com has your first look at the animated video for the eclectic track.
Born in Manipal, India, Shenoy made his career debut in 2010 as a producer on rock artist Tanadra's 2010 self-titled EP. That same year, Shenoy released his debut solo EP, Sol. Shenoy's full-length studio album, Rumbadoodle, was released in 2012 and earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
In production for more than nine months, "Bliss" was recorded live across the world from India and the Philippines to Singapore, the UK and the United States. The project explores the rich lexicon of Indian classical instrumentation conceptually steeped in ancient Hindu scriptures and mythology in what Shenoy describes as a "long journey back to his own cultural roots." The song also features GRAMMY-nominated arranger Don Hart and leading Indian flautist Ravichandra Kulur. The video was scripted by art directors Roshni Mohapatra and Robert Capria and created by Actuality Films in New York, presenting a unique cognitive experience to the human perception of music. The radio edit of the song is currently being mixed by Matthew Shell and Conrad Osipowicz.