Intercontinen7al are a remarkable feat by themselves. A collaboration that is truly global, they have recorded music in all the continents. Having 30 musicians from over 15 countries, the cross-section of inspiration and cultural inflows is impressive and often times overwhelming. Their latest single is from their album Intercontinen7al, Vol. 3. This one is called Beautiful Mind.
With a Hindustani music touch to the opening riff, it is an ethereal experience to listen to. In solidarity, it creates this rich background for the vocals to come. Like a church choir, they enter with power, poise and purpose. The lyrics are moving and positive, yet put on a pedestal the rhythm section that so drives this song. Apart from admiring the process of having so many musicians join for a single cause, it is important to hear the subtext within the music. Though there is no purpose in dissection, the beauty of the song resonates much more when you create this palette with so many colours and derivations. Intercontinen7al create almost a prog-rock instrumental region that is a dream to explore. A brilliant song, it transports you to this plane where the aural kaleidoscope is explored in more ways than one.
Movies like Miss Bala, The Nowhere Inn would be some great movies to have this kind of song. Its mellow pace and organic flow and development in tone makes for a magical listening experience. As a project, they have achieved an incredible task of making some beautiful music with great impact. Listen to their 3 volumes released on Spotify and follow them for a truly global experience in music!