Closer Still is the debut album from Boston based singer-songwriter Premananda. It takes the listener on a contemplative and illuminating journey through the most unlikely and diverse musical settings. From the dreamy ballad Signs of Life to the 1920s style August Moon to the devotional Luminous, each track paints vivid portrayals of unique characters who give voice to the sincerely positive outlook of the artist. Unconventional themes and high-minded verse find their natural place among soulful grooves and lush yet intimate arrangements. Premananda's strength is much like that of the best singer-songwriters of past decades: He manages to convey honest observations with genuine emotion, all to a sophisticated, well-performed musical soundtrack.