As the glitz and glamour of the Grammy Awards, 2023, wrapped up with some talented award-winning musicians last night, musical genius, Ricky Kej made us Indians all proud by bagging his third Grammy award. The musical composer is based out of Bengaluru and has won the prestigious award for his album, Divine Tides, which is a collaborative project with rock legend, Stewart Copeland of the iconic British band, The Police.
Divine Tides won in the category of Best Immersive Audio Album. The nine-song album features artists from around the globe — soundscapes and melodies meet pulsating rhythms amidst lush ambient textures. The listener is elevated to a realm of spiritual solitude and it is the kind of music that touches one’s soul. All individuals are interconnected and each tiny step we take affects all life around us. All individual actions play an important role in maintaining the balance of the universe. This is the conceptual idea behind Divine Tides and this theme is portrayed in the album through its diverse musical canvas that showcases a world where we can adapt to change, just like the moving tides — a world in which all life can live harmoniously and sustainably.
The two maestros shared their experiences of working together and the inspiration behind the album.
Ricky Kej, dedicating his Grammy award to his motherland, India has left his countrymen brimming with pride, and the world in admiration of the musical composer. From winning his first Grammy for Winds of Samsara back in 2015, Kej has come a long way. We hope the glory days of his musical saga continue for many more years to do.