Awakening single now available on all music platforms
Jan 15th 2022
“I am delighted to announce that 4th March 2022 will see the release of my sixth album, ‘Awakening’, through Six Degrees Records, with the title track released as a single on 4th February. With this album I explore the relevance of compassion-based spirituality to our modern-day, interdependent lives – each song reflecting topics that have become ever-more highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic. ‘Awakening’ aims to appeal to those of any religion, or of none, who are interested in sound healing and spiritual awakening.” – Yungchen Lhamo
Yungchen Lhamo was born and raised in Lhasa, Tibet. Her name, which translates as ‘Goddess of Melody,’ was given to her by a lama at birth. In 1989 she made the month-long, 1,200-mile journey across the Himalayan Mountains to Dharamsala, India, in order to pursue her dreams. Yungchen later moved to Australia, where she began to sing prayers of meditation that inspired her to record her first album, ‘Tibetan Prayer’, which won the Australian Recording Industry Award (ARIA) for Best World Music Album in 1995.
Yungchen was then signed by Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records label on which she released three more albums: ‘Tibet, Tibet’ (1996), ‘Coming Home’ (1998), and ‘Ama’ (meaning ‘Mother’), featuring Annie Lennox on ‘Fade Away’ and Joy Askew on ‘Tara’ (2006). In 2013 Cantaloupe Music released her fifth album, ‘Tayatha’ (meaning ‘It Is Like This’), a meditational collaboration with Russian classical pianist Anton Batagov.
Now, in March 2022, she is releasing her long-awaited sixth album, ‘Awakening’, through Six Degrees Records, with the title track released as a single on 4th February.