“While You Were Sleeping” is a father’s heartfelt poetic tribute to his baby boy, and hopeful wish for a better tomorrow for our future generations.
An avid spoken word artist and writer, “While You Were Sleeping” marks a milestone in Anuj’s musical storytelling, as well as reflecting the realizations about the world around us through the eyes of a father.
“I thought about him, and my daughter, and all the things I wish this world would be, and could be, for them. It’s really the simple dream of any father to have their child wake up to a world that is better than the one before them”.
Anuj’s music has always featured a worldly sensitivity, and a sense of both epic and intimate narrative. Now, as a proud father of a 4 year old daughter, and 8 month old son, Anuj has found an even more profound inspiration in creating music and stories that raise awareness and provoke thought. In Anuj’s words, “While You Were Sleeping was written one morning in Toronto, after watching my son sleeping in his crib.
“While You Were Sleeping” features Anuj’s spoken word narration against music composed for the piece. The official video (which you can view below) takes you through the journey of a world evolving to a better future as his son sleeps, evoking an ethereal, dream-like state.
“While You Were Sleeping” is available for download at bandcamp.omnesia.com, iTunes, and other digital retailers.