Nagavalli’s music, described as “Eastern soul with delicate touches of pop, rock, trance and pure Eastern tradition,” blends Western melodies and instruments with traditional Eastern overtones, vocals, sitar and percussion. The result is executed with such power and emotion that Valli’s music is unique, yet familiar and it often results in the listener achieving a state of meditative tranquility.
“Immersion” is a back-to-roots journey for Nagavalli, channeling the spiritual and devotional quality of traditional Indian music. As the title of the record suggests, it is meant to have an immersive, meditative quality that is only enhanced by a continuous format, as each song seamlessly transition together. However, listeners will still have the ability to skip between tracks.
“I composed the melodies on the album,” said Nagavalli. “The album was recorded as one continuous piece of music, even as it strings several different Shlokas/Sanskrit chants and Bhajans (devotional songs) together using, primarily, instrumental interludes. The album also brings together western instruments such as keys, synth and pedal steel with traditional Indian vocals, sitar and percussion instruments.”