Monday, June 14, 2021

Album Spotlight: Within by Michelle Qureshi

Review by Abdul Yamani

Michelle Qureshi is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist who combines classical guitar, acoustic and electronic syntheses for her compositions. Her music has been classified as New Age, World, Meditation and Contemporary Instrumental. Michelle’s impressive album releases have been a great success on a variety of streaming platforms all over the globe and performed high on music charts. She also shares her lovely musical gifts at concerts, festivals, yoga studios, healing centers and special events.

Michelle’s album Within perfectly demonstrates her belief in the ability of music to touch and heal the human soul. Peace, love, unity, integrity, and harmony flow through her tranquil acoustic guitar melodies derived from spiritual disciplines such as yoga and Buddhist philosophy.

The album is comprised of 24 original compositions and is reflective and calming throughout. The first track “Above Us” seems to gently point the way for us; each song possesses a different rhythm and is specially titled to fit the track’s unique message, isolating each one in a sense, but with a genuine desire to unite and transcend boundaries. Every elegant note of Michelle’s guitar comes together to describe the vast range of emotions in the human experience such as joy, tenderness, hopefulness, hesitancy, doubt and certainty, like a fountain bubbling forth from a peaceful, sacred place to the listener within. Michelle’s ingenious tunes seem to embody diverse impressions and stages in our journey through life and the passage of time, and intuitively translate sentiment to the language of music.

Within is a beautiful shape that Michelle Qureshi has artfully sculpted with the strings of her guitar, which expresses the power of music to reach that deep place within us, creating a sense of oneness, self-awareness, reassurance, and completeness.

~Abdul Yamani for Aural Awakenings

For more information please visit the artist's website. Within is also available at Amazon, iTunes & more.