Saaranya releases her second single – I Purple You

It’s safe to say that the artist , Saaranya, intended through this song to serenade a lover. The
lyrics of this song and of course the music that goes along are gentle and comforting. It
envelopes one into a little cocoon of trust. Furthermore, the lyrics are comforting to listen to
especially since it speaks about how comfortable it is to be around one’s lover. Saaranya has
also replaced the word ‘love’ which can be considered to be her own version of expressing
love through the colour purple, which is already one that is delicate and indicates fragility
she attempts to portray a whole new type of affinity for the one she adores.

For a song this simple, her voice fits right into the little puzzle she’s made for herself. It is
calming to listen to her cradle the song and allow it take its own path. The interpretation of
this song is pretty simple. It doesn’t have one too many explanations therefore making it the
best fit to serenade your special someone. Through the lyrics, she attempts to inform the
listener on the amount of trust she holds in her lover, comparing her partner to the moon, the
phrase ‘two souls in a cloud’ shows the trust she has in her partner.

Watch the Music video for I Purple You here.

Saaranya said – I don’t think hard and fast about creating melodies or lyrics. Whenever I sit down to write something, the words and the music just come to me naturally. I prefer writing lyrics along with the melody as it gives me a clearer idea on where the song is headed. Most of my songs just come to me after I have come up with a chord progression on my guitar. Later I go back to them to make a few alterations wherever necessary. I haven’t really written a track with someone before. It’s mostly just me and the producer for the designated track working together. I like best working with people whose vision for the project matches mine. For, I purple you, the producer was Rwitobroto. I came across his profile on insta and checked out his previous work which suited what I had in mind for my track, and so we ended up working together.
I have at least three more singles planned out for release in the coming months. One being I purple you’s remix coming on 30th April. I suggest everyone mark the date in their calendars. It’s something new and unexpected and I would love for everyone to experience it with me. 

‘I purple you’ is heartwarming and comforting better yet, it is romance in its most simple
form.

Author : Isha Tojan

Chirag Todi ft. Vrnda Dhar Latest Single: ‘Beyond Your Blues’ embraces the art-form of music.

Ahmedabad-based guitarist-composer, Chirag Todi is the founder member of the independent band ‘Heat sink’. On ‘Beyond Your Blues’, the 3rd single of his upcoming EP ‘Panodrama’, he’s collaborated with vocalist Vrnda Dhar (from band ‘The Revisit Project’), who also wrote lyrics and co-composed the melody.

Chirag composed the song as a chord-melody on guitar during the lockdown and asked Vrnda Dhar to sing it over as a sketch for online collaboration and then got it developed into a fully produced track over the year.

Other amazing indie artists behind making this beautiful song are Raag Sethi (the founder of Compass Box Studio) to produce the track, play bass and arrange it. Shivang Kapadia (who played drums), Prayag Barooah (from Guwahati) recorded a guitar solo from home, Kandarp Kavishwar played the keys at the studio. The song was then mixed and mastered by Protyay Chakraborty, Video conceptualizing and Direction by Tushar Kejrival, Art work by Nishad and Management by The Alt Bright.

‘Beyond Your Blues’ is completely flavoured by jazz-fusion with elements from pop and soul which is Chirag’s original style of creating music. While Chirag’s guitar work is unconventional with chord changes, his overall style sounds very clean and pleasing to ears. Whereas, Vrnda’s voice classification is a mix of jazzy and punchy and her singing style is definitely powerful!… if you don’t believe me, then replay the mv at 3:10 of the video. The song is very dynamic and expressive as each instrument was recorded live and played almost like an improvisation.

In my opinion, if you’re a jazz music lover then you can’t help falling in love with this beautifully experimented music video.

The song lyrics speak of artist dissatisfaction through the song. Chirag said to the sources that- the song is dedicated towards the indie music community. It’s extremely challenging to make a living out of indie music. And artists need to do other necessary things such as a day job.

He talks about the struggle of understanding himself and how to tackle the thoughts of his existence through the song. This song is a product of his vision where he took a break and just focused on creating the music he loves.

In my opinion, if you’re a jazz music lover then you can’t help falling in love with this beautifully experimented music video.

Author : Esha Pardeshi

‘La Hermosa Tristeza’ is a Spanish single by Second Sight for their upcoming album Coral

Article By – Esha Pardeshi

For the upcoming album Coral, Second Sight is back with their second single called as La Hermosa Tristeza on the 12th of March, 2021.

The song which translates into ‘beautiful sadness’ is influenced by brazilian Bolero and spanish composers like Antonio Carlos Jobim and Ivan Lins.
La Hermosa Tristeza can be broken down as a song with inventive musical elements.The vocalists, Anusha and Pushkar tried to convey the mood and emotions aroused around the music rather
than its detailed picture which is enough for listeners to give a light hearted laugh. While listening, it feels like the song is made of two sections which move around each other. The song is very easy to
listen to because the timbre of the melodic line constantly changes as the melody is passed around the different instruments of the family. Succinctly, harmony inspired by Bolero is the strength of the
song. Whereas, the ¾ time signature of a song makes it sound more interesting. Music set on slow tempo with repeated melodic setting and rhythm played on snare drums starts the dance.

The people involved in the making of this song are namely:
Anusha Ramasubramoney for composition, lyrics and her jazzy smooth vocals; Pushkar Srivastal for composition, mixing, english lyrics and soulful vocals; Ralph Menzes on bass; Jigar Shah playing
drums; Jayakrishnan Unnithan for piano and synths; Paul Brown for whistling the Clarinet; Vaibhav Wavikar for percussion; Sameer Shah for drum recording and drum production; Thomas Juth for mastering and Robert Thompson for his artwork.

Second Sight talks about the bittersweet feeling of nostalgia through the song lyrics penned in spanish and english. The duo posted on social sites about the song saying that, “ the feeling of
nostalgia is a bittersweet one… The yearning for yesterday for yesterday wars with no real desire to return it, because, is the reversion to the older self really worth the erasure of all the experiences that got you here?”

The song says:
I wonder , if you were to appear
Would I stay or would I escape?
…If you’re looking for a spanish song with Indian roots, ‘La Hermosa
Tristeza’ is the one for you. Stream it now.

Indie Review – Myrooh by Manas Jha, Siddharth Basrur and FuzzCulture

Article by Sruthi Dhulipala

Manas Jha’s Myrooh will make you want to get up and hit the dance floor. It’s peppy and bright, mixed with perfectly balanced harmonies. Siddharth Basrur, the vocalist, played around with vocal layers and harmonies in a tasteful way, adding an aspect of intrigue throughout the song. 

The song begins with electro-pop leads which gets you hooked and curious about what’s in store. Myrooh is a dedication to Manas’s two-year-old daughter, Myra, and the theme is kid-centric with fun visuals in the video. 

The music video for Myrooh used wholesome animations to show all the memories of one’s childhood while using modern music samples to keep you tied into the present. The storyline is cute, and as Manas says, it shows “all of Myra’s favorite toys beating all odds and making it to her birthday carnival.” 

You have to stick around for the drop at 2:50! Fuzzculture did a phenomenal job producing the track that seamlessly juggled between pop and electronic music while holding the fact that the lyrics are centered around kids.  

The entire track warms your heart yet keeps you on your toes, wanting to dance. So, I’d say it achieved an outstanding balance in gripping the listener while holding on to the string of innocence.

The verdict? If you’re looking for a groovy mid-morning track or an exciting hybrid of pop and electro-rock, this is your jam.

Shachi Pathak Takes Us On An Emotional Rollercoaster with ‘In My Head’

In about one year, Mumbai based singer-songwriter, Shachi Pathak, released two hindi singles followed by a hindi EP. Arriving quickly after, is her first English single, In My Head, that was released on 23 Jan, 2021. 

Similar to her prior releases, Lo-Fi and Shachi’s smooth vocal texture make a great duo! Her latest release is laced with soft harmonies and pop nostalgia. Beginning with a haunting melody on the keys, the song progresses to heavy bass that takes it to a new level of profound passion. Whereas the simplicity and sincerity in the lyrics leave the bass unobstructed and free. 

The arrangement of the song reflects the words accompanying it. The mix of harmonies on the pre-chorus makes you trudge on a path of reflection on times when unrequited emotions take over your mind. 

‘In My Head’ is a song that was initially born out of the frustration and hurt of someone leaving you at your most vulnerable. The very first line of the song, “Is this all in my head?”, exhibits the chaos inside one’s mind. Further, the lyrics, “Every night I open the door, it’s so bright from the moonlight. Back in my room, it’s hot, it’s a box, full of haze.”, takes you on a journey of feeling ‘paralyzed’ even in your safest place. The wistful cry in Shachi’s voice and the booming bass feels like an introspective journey, navigating through all kinds of emotions and feelings. The static noise in the intro and the background hum in various sections of the song, compliments the spiral of thoughts Shachi delivers in the lyrics. 

Although Shachi Pathak wrote the song about a very personal incident in her life, there is something very familiar about feeling scared, alone and hurt. For this reason, the song can be perceived in a hundred different ways by different listeners. 

The music video, directed by Ria Gandhi and Umang Jaiswal, cleverly captures the melodic details the song has to offer. The dark dipping neon lights and quick changing screens, clearly delivers and compliments the feelings of longing in Shachi’s voice. Further, the music video (shot entirely indoors) supports the intimacy of thoughts that is the very foundation of the song.

Similar to the music video, the single artwork is quick to express the confusion and madness in one’s mind. The bright trippy backdrop and the monochrome portraits showcase a wide palette of emotions, just like in the song. 

According to Shachi, In My Head is more than just another sad song. She describes the song as a friend for “everyone who is trying to fight a spiral of thoughts, which they know, they need to come out of, but there is a kind of euphoria that they’ve found in it. And that holds them back.” 

If you’re looking for a perfect song for a drive alone around your town, or just need an ideal 3 AM companion, stream In My Head now.

Author : Poorvi Naithani

Feel so Good – Klipr Music drops latest single.

Having closed 2020 with the impressive ‘Final Hour’ EP and kickstarted 2021 with an amazing track ‘Dancing Crazy (LALALA)’, Keshav Bhardwaj aka Klipr drops yet another banger in ‘Feel So Good’.

Continuing his style, he brings another intriguing track, with elements so intense that are sure to charm the heart of any dance music fan. The new single brings a sense of euphoria most have been craving since the pandemic began. The track starts with a hot drum groove and a distorted bassline, accompanied by vocals that carry the track into the buildup and a heavy synth laden drop. Klipr has surely pushed the envelope with this track and it shows with the interesting sound design that he has pulled off. The new single follows up his last release ‘Dancing Crazy (LALALA), and it looks like there’s no stopping this Indian DJ/Producer as he continues to gain momentum with every release. ‘Feel So Good’ is out through his imprint label Streamin’ Music Group. 

Watch the music video to Feel So Good on YouTube

Speaking on the new song, Keshav Bhardwaj aka Klipr, Founder of Streamin’ Music Group says “I have been working on a lot of new sounds that define my upcoming music for the most part. With each track I release, the sounds and style are going to get intense as we move forward into 2021.