Julie Geller's seventh album, Zeh Hayom (This is the Day), comes from a soul who has loved and lost, rejoiced and suffered, asked and affirmed. It is about being both immensely grateful and eternally curious--often at the same time.
The first half of the album is comprised of songs from Hebrew texts: Ein Yoter Shalem milev shavur: There is nothing more whole than a broken heart. Lekha Dodi: Come, my beloved. The second half is composed of English songs filled with uncertainty, curiosity and wonder: What do you want from me? Why didn’t you give this dream to someone who was brave?
Together, the songs celebrate the complicated crossing of faith and life. Julie is unafraid to express what we all feel, and many--both Jewish and non-Jewish--turn to her music for guidance and belonging. One listener writes, “You've become a vital part of my healing and a profound life coach. Your music has so many times touched my heart, inviting me inwards and onwards!”
This is Julie's first album with her band of three years, The Beating Hearts (Ben Cohen, bass; David Ross, keyboard; Andreas Schmid, drums). They recorded it live - not pieced together separately or edited for perfection - in order to honor the trust, love, and synergy that these musicians share.