SANJAY recently released his new single “Dive” ahead of his debut EP ‘Initiation’, which is due out this April. The talented singer-songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist and producer has been on a journey of learning, both musically and spiritually, reflected in his art and his strongly held belief that ‘music is medicine’. “Dive” is a sublime example of his unique blend of songwriting, deep, tribal electronic grooves and experimental sounds. In partnership with the BOA Foundation, SANJAY is using the release of ‘Dive’ to raise funding for a solar power project in the Huni Kuin people’s village in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. The Huni Kuin are featured in the stunning video for ‘Dive’, shot in the desert of Joshua Tree in California where SANJAY also lives, and including spiritual leader Ninawa Pai Da Mata, alongside renowned actress Oona Chaplin (Game Of Thrones, Avatar). Born to Indian migrants, SANJAY recalls feeling invisible as a child until music entered his life. Hip Hop’s golden era and legends such as Prince, and Stevie Wonder empowered him to follow his passion for music. This passion grew as he learned to produce, DJ and play in bands. Alongside this he travelled around the globe learning from indigenous tribes in the Amazon rainforest, gypsies from Rajasthan, India, and Native American groups in the USA, infusing their joy and celebration of life into his art. Read a quote from the rising artist below and under that check out his new single and video for “Dive” – enjoy!
“My spiritual teacher told me, “Dive in deep to the darkness” when he was teaching me meditation. I wanted to pay homage to him for my lessons but the song ended up turning into much more. As my journey with plant medicine began to unravel itself to me, the words began to ring true; a metaphor for what was happening within me. I went in, to go through and come out the other side. That’s what the lyric of the song is about. Don’t be afraid to go within and see what you find. Understand your darkness and fill it with light.” – SANJAY