Shulem is the most recent rising star of the Jewish musical tradition that has been intertwined in the life, faith and culture of the Jewish people throughout their history. Whether it’s prayers, psalms, or contemporary classics, this youthful Brooklyn tenor finds in music something rich and affirming, an endeavor that makes the soul soar and the spirit rise and speaks to the human condition. In fact, Shulem feels music aspires to go beyond current historical context to illuminate what he sees as the perfect dream: when the world is at peace. There are some voices that have to be heard – and Shulem’s is one of them.
Marking the first time that a singer from the orthodox Hasidic community has been signed to major label, Shulem’s debut singles, “Bring Him Home,” and “Jerusalem Of Gold” release on Decca Gold, an imprint of Universal Music Group’s Verve Label Group. Produced by Jon Cohen, the international award-winning producer and arranger renowned for his contributions to the Classical Crossover genre, the songs are an arresting arrival of a fresh voice — new to many — and yet already seasoned by years of performing for his congregation and the Hasidic community. These songs find Shulem masterfully embracing a broad range of material reflecting his varied musical tastes. His considerable vocal talents are supremely showcased on Les Miserables’ “Bring Him Home” and “Jerusalem Of Gold” pays tribute to his spiritual home.