Journey To Higher Grounds

Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman
Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman


Accented by fluid contributions from New York pianist and composer Michael Gallant, “Higher” is an ode to positivity, progress, and resilience. Through layers of vocals and strings, flute and percussion, the piece swells with forward-moving energy and a drive to, in Kej’s words, “find hope even when it appears there is none.”

Composed by Ricky Kej
Produced by Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman
Additional production by Keerthy Narayan
Arranged by Ricky Kej and Keerthy Narayan
Published by Raveolution Studios (BMI)

Flute, bass flute, and fife: Wouter Kellerman
Piano: Michael Gallant
Solo Violin: Herald
Santoor: Vanil Veigas
Keyboards and bass: Ricky Kej
Keyboards and string arrangement: Keerthy Narayan
String section: Cochin Chamber (Herald)

Recorded at Raveolution Studios in Bangalore,
String Section recorded at Sound Factory in Cochin by Keerthy Narayan
Piano recorded at Gallant Music Studios in New York City by Michael Gallant
Flute recorded at Kellerman Music in Johannesburg by Wouter Kellerman