Hailing from the Joshua Tree desert in California, the multi-faceted artist, SANJAY, breaks new ground in 2024 with the release of his highly anticipated debut studio album. Through 2023 he slowly introduced the world to his ‘Ancestral Visions’ LP in bite-size pieces, helped by several standout remixes of the album singles from such high-profile artists as Steve Lawler, DAVI, Zoo Brazil and Myon. Following a trip to the Peruvian Amazon, SANJAY now unveils this long-awaited passion project on January 31. Download/stream it via https://ffm.to/sanjayvisions.
Inspired by a trip to a silent meditation retreat in Peru in 2019, ‘Ancestral Visions’ weaves through stories of heartbreak, transformation and rebirth. Over nine tracks, multi-instrumentalist SANJAY blends intrinsic lyrics with live electronica, found sounds of the jungle and a variety of native percussive instruments and acoustic guitar, altogether creating an album with a bohemian soul that transcends genres.
A long-time activist in the preservation of the Amazon rainforest and with honoured one-to-one experiences with its indigenous tribes, SANJAY’s spiritual and personal experiences are deeply rooted in ‘Ancestral Visions’, with his ethos of ‘Music is Medicine’ at the heart of every beat and lyric.
“A lot of the thought behind the album came from tuning into the ancestral energy in the jungle. It made me think about my ancestors and what I aim to do with my life by breaking patterns in my ancestral lineage. I wanted to make a full-length record that told the story of everything I went through on the journey towards writing it, including heartbreak, self-esteem, moments of victory and rediscovering myself throughout the process. These songs tell the story of those experiences. The whole album, front to back, is a journey of its own.” – SANJAY.
Recorded at the Bright Eyes owned ARC Studios in Omaha Nebraska, SANJAY’s ‘Ancestral Visions’ is available to download/stream via Purple Condor Records: https://ffm.to/sanjayvisions.