Light Up In The Name Of Love will appear on the next Prabir Trio album, Haanji.
Light Up In The Name Of Love on Spotify: bit.ly/lightupspotify
Light Up In The Name Of Love on Apple Music: bit.ly/lightupapplemusic
Prabir Trio’s output is usually quick blasts of high octane catchy short songs. For this one I wanted to dig deeper. The song itself is about the celebration of my love for this band and our little rituals. The moments spent with these folks getting silly and loose before a gig, in the studio, or at the practice space has forged a deep and loving friendship. There’s no room or time in Prabir Trio for hate. As I was working on this song I wanted to make it a very joyous groovy song with sprinkles of chaotic instrumental parts lead by a very very loose and rowdy electric guitar. Another aspect that was kept in mind for this song was the length. I wanted this one to be a longer song because, well, honestly everything feels much longer when you light up. Having three guitar solos in one song is overkill for anyone, but for some reason this song felt just right for very long rambling guitar lines as the drums and bass hold a deep groove the whole time. Adding harmonies to the choruses and the call and response parts just brings in all the fun voices while giving it that subtle layer of everyone lighting up in the name of love. Why else do it, right? The final touches included adding a little electric sitar into the mix. You can take the boy out of India, but you can’t take India out of the boy they say. When it’s all said and done this song clocks in at nearly seven minutes and is filled with percussion, guitar, drums, bass, harmonies, finger snaps, you name it.
This is a really fun song, probably my favorite one to play live. Hopefully we can get back to that once the world is a bit safer, but till then we can share videos with you.
I'm celebrating Diwali by releasing SLOWLY.
This is a song I wrote while in India a few years back, but I could never think of the final line to sum it all up. As I was leaving India and getting in my final hang with my grandmother, the topic of impermanence, her old age, and the pace of life came up. We chatted on how the world is moving at a faster and faster pace. I told her things need to get done quickly to ensure a better life for many. She pointed out that somethings should not be rushed though. I asked her for an example and she said (in translation from Gujarati) "I will love you slowly." Loving someone should not be rushed according to my grandmother. Cherish and simmer the love between each other slowly as the world moves on more quickly by the day. I miss my grandmother Hansa bhen every time I visit India, but her inspiration and dharmic presence appears anytime this song is hummed, sung, streamed, or performed live. I could not be more excited to share this one with you all.
SLOWLY will be released this Diwali weekend. Jai Ho and let love guide the way....quickly or slowly.
FRESH OFF THE BOARDS!
The new BAMBOO single is dope and my tortured love song about one of my favorite places on Earth. Kelli, Russell, and I have spent a lot of time at this spot and has become a part of our local regular experiences. If you ever come visit Richmond be sure to stop by the best bar and musical scene hang in town folks!
Enjoy the "Bamboo" song my friends!
This is the first recording with the trio. Many songs were recorded at the Virginia Moonwalker studio by our own Russell Lacy and these four made the cut for the first release. They are gritty, upbeat, hook laden, and ready for your ears. Kelli Strawbridge and Russell Lacy's performances bring these songs to life with a pulse that drives them onward beat by beat, second by second. Once the songs were completed they were given to Nashville mega audio freak, Linwood Regensberg for mixing and the finishing touches. Ed Brooks in Seattle gave these recordings a mastering to make them pop off your speakers. Brent McCormick's trippy art work wraps up the record to bring some visual flavor to what the audio has captured. I'm very proud of this set of songs and hope you get a chance to dig into them. We'll be playing a ton of shows in support of this release so stay tuned, watch for the bat-signal, and always let love guide.
Looking forward to seeing you at the next show!