Luke Pritchard thinks his love for meditation “had an impact” on the Kooks’ new music.
The ‘She Moves In Her Own Way’ hitmaker wanted to explore her inner self after feeling ‘something was missing’.
He told Metro newspaper’s Guilty Pleasures column: “I got to the point in my life where I was looking to take it a little bit further, and meditation is something a lot of people have suggested.
“It wasn’t necessarily that I had any particular issues, I just felt like there was something missing in my life.
“Meditation is potentially touching the source from which the soul comes.”
The Kooks – completed by Hugh Harris and Alexis Nuñez – are set to release their sixth album ’10 Tracks To Echo In The Dark’ this summer, and the 36-year-old frontman believes fans will be able to hear the ‘impact’ of his meditation.
He added: “It has definitely had an impact on my work. I started out in a very positive frame of mind and hopefully it shows.”
Luke described the process as something that “really works”, noting that he learned from the “Maharishi school”, referring to the late Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi – famous for his work with the Beatles – and his process that people practice 20 minutes twice a day comfortably seated with their eyes closed.
The ‘Naive’ singer said, “I do transcendental meditation, the Maharishi school.
“People have been doing it for thousands of years and it really works.
“It’s an amazing world and the science is out there now, which is crazy. They can show how it changes your brain patterns and your brain waves.”
His comments come after The Kooks revealed the first three tracks from “10 Tracks To Echo In the Dark” – “Connection”, “Jesse James” and “Modern Days” – as an EP, “Connection – Echo In the Dark”. Dark Part 1″ .
’10 Tracks To Echo In the Dark’ is released in full on July 22.