We (read: Abhishek, Kshitij and Vaibhav) were always a rock band that enjoyed playing a lot of other things. After all, our world is rich with a lot of music, and its always nice to go out there and discover something that we are unfamiliar with. That's how our rock band discovered Indian semi-classical music (read: Anumeha Bhasker) (well, we are from India, so it wasn't a surprise!)
"Paper Smiles" was our first experiment that fused alternative rock music with classical vocals and percussion. We made this song a few years back, and we never imagined that an album fully-loaded with such mergers was on its way! Perhaps the inspiration that came with one song remained with us as we studied abroad, and being 'A Long Way From Home' was just another reason to explore our musical roots.
"November burst" is a love song. It is about allowing yourself to fall in love with something that is beautiful, but unknown.
"Ud Le" is about seizing the opportunity you are given, to create something that is truly spectacular and memorable. A lot of this song was inspired from our memories of organising and performing at PECFEST.
"Song For A Sunny Day" is for those who has fallen in and out of love, come close and then found themselves pushed further apart.
Now we have decided to take you along our journey through the years, one song at a time. The first three songs are now available for download, and more are on their way!
released August 15, 2013
Anumeha Bhasker, female vocals
Kshitij Kapur, male vocals and acoustic guitar
Vaibhav Nangia, acoustic and bass guitars
Abhinav Uppal, drums
Abhishek Uppal, electric and acoustic guitars
Nandita Bhasker and Vaibhav, lyrics
Vaibhav, Jay Kadis and Rajneesh Sharma, production
Making these songs would not have been possible without the contributions of:
Charan Bae-Rancha, tabla
Rajat Mehrotra, keyboards
(Paper Smiles, Song For A Sunny Day)
Kunal Datta, piano
(November Burst, Song For A Sunny Day)
Eric Choi, saxophone
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