Stewart Copeland of The Police and India’s Ricky Kej Create ‘Divine Tides’ -
Stewart Copeland

Stewart Copeland

Stewart Copeland of The Police and India’s Ricky Kej Create ‘Divine Tides’

by Paul Cashmere on July 22, 2021

in News

Cultures have collided with The Police’s Stewart Copeland teaming up with India’s Ricky Kej to create a soundscape album ‘Divine Tides’.

“One day during the Apocalypse I got a call from Ricky Kej about making an album,” Stewart says. “He had assembled an amazing collection of exotic musicians, or perhaps I should say deeply traditional musicians, in the exotic context of his inspired production style. The flow of ideas soon became a torrent of recording and music. The spiritual ambience (not something that I’m generally known for) infused my aggressions upon inanimate objects with loving passion. The timpani were ringing! The crotales were singing! Making this record has been a unique adventure in both music and divine awareness.”

The video for ‘Himalayas’ was filmed 12,000 feet above sea level and highlights the beauties of India’s geographic wonders, the Himalayas.

Ricky Kej is also a Grammy winner. He says, “I had been working on a follow-up to my Grammy® winning album ‘Winds of Samsara’ and had cataloged some of my favorite melodies. Recordings were delayed because of a relentless touring schedule, and then the 2020 pandemic hit. Strict lockdowns presented an opportunity to spend more time in the studio. I was privileged and honored to collaborate on a song with Stewart Copeland in 2016. With the support of industry veterans Ralph Simon and Tarquin Gotch, I mustered up the courage to ask him to collaborate with me yet again; this time on a complete album. What followed was one of the best, most fulfilling personal and musical experiences I could have ever asked for. Stewart is not only a living legend but an extremely humble human being, filled with positive energy, that pushed us to deliver our very best for ‘Divine Tides’.”

Stewart Copeland was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in2003 as a member of The Police. He is also a soundtrack composer of over 50 films including ‘Wall Street’.

Ricky Kej has won more than 100 music awards in over 20 countries. He has been named ‘United Nations Global Humanitarian Artist’ and is also the ‘Youth Icon of India’. Ricky is the UNESCO MGIEP ‘Global Ambassador for Kindness’, UNCCD ‘Land Ambassador’, UNICEF ‘Celebrity Supporter’ & Ambassador for ‘Earth Day Network’.

Rock legend Stewart Copeland (The Police) and Grammy® Winner Ricky Kej release ‘Divine Tides’

Follow Noise11 on Social Media

NEW: Noise11 on YouTube SUBSCRIBE

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Related Posts

FENIX360 To Stream Kuala Lumpur Concert Sunday To Launch Service In Malaysia

New social media and fan engagement platform FENIX360 will launch their Malaysia service in Kuala Lumpur this weekend with a live event of local artists from 4:30pm on Sunday.

January 17, 2024
BLACKPINK’s Jennie Kim Leaves Stage Half Way Through Melbourne Concert

BLACKPINK's Jennie Kim left the stage halfway through the group's concert due to a medical condition on Sunday.

June 11, 2023
BTS K-Pop Star Tests Positive To Covid Days Out From Grammy Appearance

BTS star Jungkook tested positive for Covid-19 after he arrived in Las Vegas ahead of the Grammys on Sunday.

March 30, 2022
BTS Star V Tests Positive To Covid-19

BTS singer V has tested positive for coronavirus a few weeks after his bandmate Jimin caught Covid-19.

February 17, 2022
Three Members of K-Pop Band BTS Test Positive To Covid

RM, Jin and Suga of K-Pop band BTS have tested positive to Covid-19. The more other members, J-Hope, Jungkook, V and Jimin, are so far, so good.

December 27, 2021
Asia Bootleg series
Asia To Release 10CD Bootleg Box

Supergroup Asia will have a 10CD live box set released in November. ‘The Official Live Bootlegs Volume 1’ is 5 x 2CD concerts from 1982 (Buffalo, NY, USA), 1983 (Worcester, MA, USA), 2007 (São Paulo, Brazil), 2008 (Tokyo, Japan) and 2010 (London, UK).

October 13, 2021
BTS Map of the Soul
K-Pop boyband BTS to take a break

K-pop supergroup BTS have announced plans to take a long break after spending six years conquering charts and concert stages around the world.

August 13, 2019