MIYAVI Goes for the Grammys and Announces New "Samurai Sessions" Album!


In the last 48 hours, MIYAVI and his team have revealed some seriously exciting news! Not only will MIYAVI be releasing a new album soon, but one of his songs is generating some award buzz.

MIYAVI continues his series of collaborative works with his upcoming album, "SAMURAI SESSIONS vol.3 – World Collides –". The album is set to drop December 5th. With MIIYAVI's music taking a new turn with each album release, followers of his work are curious to see where he will go next. Following the album's release date, MIYAVI will embark on a 3-city release tour entitled "Before Worlds Collide."

Before Worlds Collide:
  • 12.16(Sun.)Tokyo STUDIO COAST
  • 12.18(Tue.)Osaka Nanba Hatch
  • 12.19(Wed.)Nagoya Diamond Hall

As for the Grammy award buzz? MIYAVI's song "Long Nights feat. Sonita" is currently on the ballot for the 61st Annual Grammys in the category "Best Rock Performance/Rock Song." Long Nights is an emotional song with lyrics (written by Afghan refugee rapper Sonita) illustrating the frustrations and experience of a refugee. Released first in English on Samurai Sessions vol.2 in November 2017, the song was extremely well received. It was later re-recorded as "Long Nights (World Mix)" for an EP in Sonita's native language, Farsi, for an emotional remixed release in April 2018.

The Recording Academy's Voting Members (comprised of music creators and previously nominated industry professionals) will be the ones to ultimately decide what gets nominated.  This is just the first step in voting for the final nominees, which will be revealed on December 5th. MIYAVI's staff have asked fans to help spread the word on "Long Nights feat. Sonita" in hopes that it can, indeed, become a nominee!

MIYAVI had this to say about the news:
The first song I wrote after I came back from a refugee camp in Lebanon. Featured Sonita a strong rap artist who I respect. One of the most important songs in my career. Thank you all for your support πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜Œ

We wish MIYAVI and his team the best of luck! To support MIYAVI, be sure to share the official music video around.

You can check out the music video for "Long Nights feat. Sonita" below:




Source: MIYAVI's Instagram
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