Arts and Entertainment
James Basnett to release ‘REFRESH’ on September 18
The new album comprises of 12 songs with powerful and inspiring messages combined with mesmerising tunes
James Basnett, a contemporary Christian music artist has announced the pre-launch and launching of his new album titled ‘REFRESH’ in a press conference held this evening at Dream Cafe, Kohima.
Speaking to media persons, Basnet said his album will be officially released on September 18 at Faith Harvest Church, Red Cross Building, Kohima.
It was also informed that his band will be having a pre-launch in the Harvest Bazar, sales day drive organised by Faith Harvest Church on September 16 and 17 at 4 pm outside Post Office, Kohima. They will be performing few songs from the new album.
There will be a special offer on the pre-launch days, where the CDs pre-signed by all the band members will be made available at the Harvest Bazar.
The new album comprising of 12 songs is said to be promising with powerful and inspiring messages combined with mesmerising tunes. The songs are recorded from Clef Ensemble, Kohima.
The band members said two songs from the new album ‘Refresh’ has been nominated for two International Music and Entertainment Award, and two that went on till the 2nd round in the 58th Grammy Awards.
The other band members includes Akhozo Lohe on the guitar, Adarsh Chettri on drums and percussion, Meribemo Tungoe on bassist, Imlinaro Basnet on the keyboard and Mike Miruck who manages and do the marketing for the band.
James Basnet from India has been leading worship for the past 15 years. He released his first album titled ‘Brand New Day’ in 2013 which has received much international acclaim, and the only Indian Christian artist to be nominated in the prestigious IMEA Awards.
He also won the award for the best male artists of the year, and the song ‘Brand New Day’ also won the Akademia award for the best Gospel/World beat song in November 2014.
Basnet said his self composed songs are honest and from the heart focusing to keep the gospel genre alive, touch the elderly people and also flow with the younger generation. The band also plans for European tour, and preparing for its next Christmas album soon.