Chosen was written before Aradhna was a band. In August of 1999, in a living room in Leicester, England, Chris and I fumbled around with chords and sitar lines and Chosen finally emerge. The mixture of Hindi and English, the way the sitar notes flowed around the guitar chords, the words that gave air to the hopes and beliefs of our hearts, all made sense and we knew we were on to something.
We put Chosen onto our first album (Deep Jale), and though we always loved the song, we felt the recording didn’t quite capture it. So we put it back on the table for this album, added some beautiful lyrics, switched out Pete’s gravelly pipes for Travis’ smooth tone. We let it float a bit more this time around and I think after 12 years, we finally got this song right.