Jai-Jagdeesh releases her new album, ‘From Dust’ today through Spirit Voyage Records. This album is the journey Jai-Jagdeesh embarked on in healing from the trauma of growing up in a cult and shaking free from the chains it placed on her. On this album, Jai-Jagdeesh explores the traumatic memories of her childhood, the unknown of trying to create a new sense of self going forward, and the yoke of authority that held her down for much of her life. She explores the question of what is to be human amidst betrayal on her most daring and introspective project to date.
Jai-Jagdeesh describes the experience of releasing the first single on this album, Road to Somewhere, “When everything is hazy and nebulous, when emotions are intense and persistent, when nothing feels solvable. For me, this song encapsulates the roller coaster of a deeply challenging post-trauma chapter of life. It was cathartic to tell the story of that time, and to say “I don’t know” instead of “I’ve figured everything out.” It enabled me to be okay with not being okay — which is what I hope the song does for others.”
‘From Dust’ is an offering rich with lyrics and melodies that express the discomfort and challenge of existing in the space between what was and what will be. Guitars awash in reverb twist with the tails of violins to create a bed for her honest and intimate vocals. ‘From Dust’ is a falling apart and a search for rebuilding; a bittersweet journey; and Jai-Jagdeesh expresses it with the most exquisite and intentional touch.
‘From Dust’ includes thirteen tracks, taking us on a vulnerable musical journey with the release of the full album. It is available on all major music platforms.
Jai-Jagdeesh’s latest musical autobiography, “From Dust,” is a poetry of broken loss that teaches how to become whole again. Jai-Jagdeesh spent the past few years confronting uncomfortable truths and questioning long-cemented beliefs – oftentimes in the wake of devastating revelations. Asking “why” and “how” came first, followed closely by introspection, and as layers of trauma revealed themselves and her foundation crumbled, a painful process began. This dark chapter, with its quest for understanding, learning, repair, and renewal, is revealed over the course of 13 tracks. Listeners are invited to bear witness to the grief and growth that comes from facing betrayal and disillusionment as Jai-Jagdeesh reclaims her whole Self – encouraging listeners to do the same.
Jai-Jagdeesh has toured globally, taking audiences on a musical ride that transcends the all-too-brief concert-going experience. Having amassed millions of listeners with songs that defy classification, Jai-Jagdeesh’s relationship with music continues to span continents and cultures through the wide ocean of the human heart. During her career, she has collaborated with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ian Urbina, charted multiple times in the top five of iTunes’s World Music Charts, and charted in the top ten of Billboard’s New Age Music charts.