SAN FRANCISCO, CA. October 21, 2022 – With his last EP, ‘And Now He Has Wings’ on the current Grammy® ballot and his songs going viral across Instagram Reels and TikTok, Ram Dass releases ‘The Unimaginable,’ an EP that offers hope in times of strife. These EPs are two sides of the coin of grief and healing. Written as an expression of the process of learning to face and overcome mortality and grief, this music is raw, real, and profoundly relatable.
Confronting the loss of his newborn son, Ram Dass, a longtime music producer-turned singer-songwriter, reaches out in the universal language of song with a deep understanding of the challenges of being human. ‘The Unimaginable’ is a collection of songs with acoustic guitar and a small backing band of drums, bass, violins, and cellos, that seek to find solace, peace, and happiness amidst heavy turmoil. These exquisite cinematic soundscapes are at once haunting and comforting. Lyrically and sonically poetic, this EP is a balm to the broken heart.
“I experience music both musically and visually.” says Ram Dass. “I have synesthesia so I have a visual experience when I listen to music, and it’s also visceral and all encompassing for me. It’s more than sound essentially, in the way that I experience it. The music on ‘The Unimaginable’ was a really important part of my journey to get to where I am now. I had something to say and though it’s born of tragedy, I wanted to try to say it in a beautiful way, in a way that if it were a painting, it would be exquisite and compelling.”
Ram Dass is a producer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter who instills a unique potency in his music through collaboration and improvisation that creates art greater than the sum of its parts.
Ram Dass is at the forefront of a movement of musicians who aim to bring healing and solace to the world. In 2021 and 2022, he created a series of musical projects born from his own deeply personal human experience of joy and sorrow as a process of healing after the death of his newborn son. He also produced the score for the film AWAKEN, directed by Bob Degus.
His constant dedication to render the beauty of life’s triumphs, tragedies, and beyond has led him to the world stage. He played at Carnegie Hall and the 2019 GRAMMY Awards, and tours extensively with GRAMMY-nominee Snatam Kaur.
He is currently releasing his debut singles as a singer-songwriter, embracing his appreciation for artists like Yusuf / Cat Stevens, Jason Mraz, and Ray LaMontagne.