Miten - I Just Close My Eyes - Digital
from the album “Timeless” by Deva Premal & Miten
“I Just Close My Eyes”, from the album “Timeless” by Deva Premal & Miten.
A breezy, bossa groove underpins a hushed, heartfelt vocal performance by Miten. The sole English lyric on TIMELESS, this song dates from Miten’s time, living in the ashram of the Indian mystic, Osho. The ashram in Pune, India, is where the duo first met and began their journey into music and mantra.
“I Just Close My Eyes’ is composed by one of my fellow ‘Osho’ musicians – Swami Madhuro - and I’ve always loved it,” says Miten. “It’s a very simple chordal structure and the lyric is similar in form to a Zen haiku. Whenever Osho discoursed on the Zen masters, for devotees like me it would be a psychic dive into the deep waters of their teachings. Their wisdom would be reflected in our music.”