“STORM THE WORLD” A MUSICAL EXPRESSION OF THE LUBAVITCHER REBBE’S LIFE AND TEACHINGS
For more than two decades, Rabbi Ruvi New dreamed of a musical odyssey with a greater meaning, one that would perpetuate the words of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to listeners far and wide through song.
After the Rebbe’s passing in 1994, Rabbi New, currently the Chabad shaliach to East Boca Raton, began writing lyrics that carried the Rebbe’s message, with a goal of sharing those spiritually meaningful words with a global audience.
“It was partially a cathartic process when I started but I was also thinking that this could be a way to share the Rebbe’s life with the world,” explained Rabbi New. “There is a vast amount of the Rebbe’s teachings and Torah in printed materials and video, but using music as a teaching tool is something different and unique.”
Working with multiple composers, Rabbi New eventually found himself with more than 20 original songs, most of which mixed English lyrics with Chabad themes. He began performing a self titled Musical Tribute to the Rebbe at Chabad houses throughout North America and Australia and soon found himself inundated with requests for recordings of his songs.
And with that, Storm the World , an all new album featuring 12 original compositions, was born. Teaming up with Bentzi Marcus of 8th Day as producer of the album, the two created a project that will touch the hearts of Jewish music lovers of all stripes. With an impressive selection of musical styles ranging from heartfelt to contemporary, and timeless lyrics with universal appeal, Storm the World includes compositions by Marcus, Yossi Green, Larry Gates, Chanale Fellig-Harrel and Asher Essebag. Also joining Rabbi New on his musical journey are vocalists Yossi Green, Bentzi Marcus, Eli Marcus and several exciting surprise guests.
Marcus said that he is confident that Storm the World will inspire and uplift listeners’ minds and souls, and that he was grateful for the opportunity to work with Rabbi New.
“Growing up in a Chabad home and having had the chance to meet the Rebbe and experience the Rebbe’s farbrengens in 770, the songs’ messages immediately resonated with me and the chance to help spread these beautiful inspirations with a musical production was something I couldn’t pass up,” said Marcus.
Stay tuned for a first taste of Storm the World with the release of two songs, the irrepressibly upbeat title track, “Storm The World” and the heartwarming ballad “The Match”. The full album will be available later this Summer.
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Storm The World
Wellsprings are flowing near and far
to bring on the day when
‘Been making Your דירה
Building Your home
Gathering the sparks
wherever we’ve gone
K’yisroin H’oir Min Hachoishech
But Ad Mosai till Ki Vo Oiraich
Until that final day, when
Umoloh Ha’aretz Dayoh Es Hashem
Mit a Shturem
lets storm the world
Our flag is unfurled
The mayonois are chutzoh
Like never before
Were winning the war
V’aoilech Eschem Koimemiyus L’artzeinu Hakedoisho
With our heads held high
were marching on
the road to geuloh
Were crouching no more
K’aryeh Yishog -with a lions roar
We are rising again
Higher then ever before
Ker a velt
Turn over the world
till the call is heard
Ker Avelt Heint
Let’s light up the night
Lyrics: Ruvi New Melody: Chanale Fellig Harel, Bentzi Marcus
It’s three o’clock in the morning, seems the whole worlds’ fast asleep
Yesterday’s gone, now we belong, to tomorrow’s hopes and dreams
But there’s a room where the light still burns, where sleep is oh so rare
He couldn’t rest, so distressed, with so many in despair
This room, some call it Eden, when they enter it they feel
What a purer place the world can be, how the G-dly is so real
And how each of us has our own role that no one else can play
For in me lies a special soul, to guide my path my way
When you came inside this holy room, hoping there to find
A magic pill to cure the ills of a troubled heart and mind
His remedies were words of truth, for just your ears to catch
No he didn’t light your fire, but he gave you the match
There are men of greatness who make you feel small
And there are men so humble, that they make you feel so you tall
They free the greatness inside of you, that you didn’t even know
And now your free to truly see the beauty of you soul
So you can take the match and set ablaze
The power that is you
Or you can just lay low, look back and wonder
Why I never flew
The choice is ever present
To engage or to detach
No, he didn’t light your fire
But he gave you the match
Storm the World Together.