When I was invited to the wedding of a student of the Nachalat Yair Yeshiva a few months ago, I was requested to learn a song composed by a student there named Har’el Tal.
The Chosson requested of me, “This song is a big hit in our Yeshiva, it raises the level of our dancing tremendously, please perform it at my wedding.”
He was right! And on that wedding night, I decided to record the song in my own version and bring it to light.
When I asked Harel, a boy with a powerful life story, if I could switch the words from “I want you so much” to “I love you so much”, he resisted, because “at the time that I wrote the song, I WANTED Hashem above all else.” And that is perhaps the secret of this hit song.
I thought that there was nothing more appropriate for the beginning of the new year than this, while were davening and searching ourselves spiritually between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur and Hoshana Rabbah, to release this song while Hashem is closer to us and more available to us. Hashem! We want you, please take us in and care for us.
Shana Tovah and Gemar Chasima Tovah to all of us!
Lyrics and composition: Harel Tal
Musical Production: Yishai Lapidot & Sruly Broncher
Synth and Techno arrangement: Sruly Broncher
Guitars: Avi Singolda
Woodwinds and trumpets: Rafi Davidov
Vocal Arrangement: David Toiv
Choir: Gil Yisraelov, David Toiv, and Netanel Yisrael
Children’s vocals: Tzemed Yeled (Yonatan Ziv and Roei Elkayam)
Mix and Mastering: Sruly Broncher
Recorded at Tenor Studios-Michael Tzi