By Madhava Smullen
Achyutam: Your Names, the soulful, joyous debut single from Govinda Priya, is set to be released at 8am UK time on Diwali day, Saturday November 14th. Diwali is known as the Festival of Lights, and the song promises to shed some light during a dark time.
“At the moment everything is so dull and difficult, and everyone is really struggling,” Govinda Priya says. “So we wanted to offer something uplifting.”
Growing up and going to gurukula in New Mayapur, France, kirtan and singing was always a big part of Govinda Priya’s life. She never thought to pursue music in a serious way, however, until her twenties, when she decided to study Brijabasi bhajans, ragas, and Indian classical music with a guru in Vrindavan Dhama, India.
Later, Govinda Priya, now living in the UK, created some English language jazz and soul songs with her husband Luke Whicker, of rock band Late Day Breakers.
After contributing a song to Radha Krishna Records’ Mantra Lounge album series, Govinda Priya decided to create devotional music drawing from all her influences.
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