Faith Hope and Love is a unique project – a collaboration between 6 musicians from 4 countries. It is an honest attempt to understand how music can drive faith, hope, and love in humanity. The song is a perfect blend of 3 musical cultures – Christian, Rap and Carnatic Classical – all three, together, representing Faith, Hope and Love.
It is an experimental pop fusion song which sets out on the concept of having faith, hope, and love as the three main pillars in our lives, yet believing that Love is the core foundation upon which Faith and Hope are built. Inspired by The Holy Bible where Paul writes “But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.” This new song puts forth the biblical meaning of Faith, Hope, and Love into everyday life.
The song started as a small project almost a year ago and has grown manifolds over the months with many independent musicians collaborating in the belief of understanding the bridge between music and humanity. The project has witnessed wonderful collaborations between six artists from different cultures with various musical backgrounds, spread across India, USA, Thailand and Indonesia.
Current Status: To make the song more engaging, the team has rolled out a crowdfunding campaign to help them raise funds to envision their dream of completing the project and distribute the song to a wider audience.
Phalgunn Maharishi, who has composed the music, says, “We have received 50 % of our goal amount and also completed the first and second schedules of the music video shoot on July 15 and 22. Now, the editing is going on and we are planning to release the song by August month end or September first week. We are still 10 days away for the crowdfunding campaign to end and are expecting to receive more funds, which can eventually help us go ahead, complete the post-production work and to take the unique musical experiment to as many audiences as possible.
The fundraising campaign is live at https://projects.goodclap.com/FaithHopeLove
Vibrant Artists, Vibrant Cultures: The song is a soothing mix of Christian, Rap and Carnatic Classical music genres, each performed by various artists representing different art forms. The female vocal for the Christian music is rendered by Shannon Bannister from the USA, the rap portions have been performed by NEFF a.k.a Rohan Ramesh and Nikshep Rao has taken charge of the powerful Carnatic Classical vocals. The Hindi lyrics are by Eshan. A software professional with a deep interest in theatre and poetry, Eshan is a storyteller and a man of great thoughts. He is an avid ‘Shaayar’ with a pen name Raavana!
The song also features mesmerizing Sitar melodies performed by I Made Sentana from Indonesia and Hip Hop groove programmed by Phalgunn Maharishi, which blend in three powerful music cultures and ease out the musical movement. Finally, to make sure all these musical styles gel in together, the song has been mixed and mastered by Tom Hellsten, a Swedish sound engineer who lives in Thailand.