Manas Jha’s latest offering is his new music video ‘Rain’ – a 3D animation video produced by Yohan D’Souza. Rain, off Manas’ latest EP Reimaged – takes a trip down the memory lane, back to some of the places he left behind in Mumbai when left for New York a decade ago.
As rain comes down halfway around NYC, the video flashes back to some of Mumbai’s iconic
locations such as Marine Drive, Queen’s Necklace, Churchgate Station, an ode to his childhood in South Bombay. With Mumbai’s local music and art venues being a formative
experience, the video takes a peek in the now deserted Rang Bhavan – where he once caught
his favourite bands performing live and an empty Jehangir Art Gallery – where famed paintings were once on exhibit. In a final goodbye to the city, the video catches a glimpse of the Worli Sea Link through a speedy cab making it just in time to the T2 terminal to catch a flight to NYC.
About Manas Jha :
Born and raised in the Bombay indie scene of the late 90s / early 2000s, Jha was invested in
listening to GIR tapes, buying the latest edition of RSJ, reading Gigpad forums, standing first in line for I-Rock Rang Bhavan, scoring faculty passes for Mood-I IIT Bombay, and really doing just about anything to catch his then favourite bands from the scene.
Today, Manas has two EPs and a single under his label. His debut EP ‘Remote
Collaborations’ released in June 2016, brought together his friends from across US, Europe,
and India, and provided a way to stay connected irrespective of the geographical location. The release was followed by a single ‘You Were There’ in collaboration with his guitarist friend ‘Sudeip’ in June 2017, and another EP ‘Reimagined’ in November 2019.
Manas is currently working on his future projects including his upcoming release the ‘Trifecta’ EP featuring 3 top indie music producers from the scene.