Singer-songwriter Sananda Maitreya celebrates 62nd birthday by releasing debut single from new album

Two years in the making, The Pegasus Project: Pegasus & The Swan, is the new album from Sananda Maitreya. Completing an arc started with his Prometheus & Pandora LP in 2017, and that continued on 2021’s Pandora’s PlayHouse, this new 41-track record reflects the freewheeling adventures he now has in music.

The guitar-based Pegasus side features the rolling funk of Ben Downs, the multi-layered psych-pop of Life Will Go On, Nice Things, the hypnotic carnival of Camden Town and opens with The Birthday Song – watch the animated video below:

While, the gracious Swan side includes The Archimia String Quartet from Sananda’s longtime hometown, Milan, and The Budapest National Art Orchestra with conductor Diego Basso.

Co-producers on the album include Andy Wright (Pet Shop Boys/Massive Attack) and Gavin Goldberg on Love Is Blind, Bunny Hearts & The Rugged associate Jellybean Johnson on Walk On and composer Oscar Deric Brown, who helped on The Last Word and I Have A Dream.  Johnson was drummer in The Time, the early protégés of Prince – a friend of Sananda’s who helped guide him. There’s a hat-tip to his mentor in the playful interlude BDSM, which features the saturnine presence of Mr Correcto.

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Italian singers Beatrice Baldaccini and Luisa Corna, both returning vocalists in Sananda’s cast, feature – Luisa fronts the lush Hiawatha, while Beatrice suits the flamboyance of fresh versions of New World Forming and Nice Things.

Few musicians give more to the game or are plainly having as much fun playing it than Sananda. The Pegasus Project: Pegasus & The Swan is an epic that soars, gallops and tumbles, revealing fresh insight with every listen.

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