Exclusive Premiere: Chennai Duo Sidharth Nair and Rishab Raviâ€™s Dreamy â€˜Wanderâ€™
Nair talks about launching his solo project and plotting an EP later this year
Itâ€™s been just over a year in the making, but Chennai-based singer-songwriter Sidharth Nair wouldnâ€™t change a thing about his debut single â€œWander.â€ Over his slow, emotive croon that wonders out loud, thereâ€™s guitar work by Rishab Ravi and richly cinematic production elements provided by composers Sivanesh Natarajan and Ashwin Vinayagamoorthy.
The 22-year-old says about penning the lyrics to the track, â€œBeing an empath, it makes me relate to people’s emotions and feelings.â€ Nair is also involved with Chennai prog band Wings of Icarus and electro-acoustic act Meraki, the latter of whom even had the chance to play an opening set before a comedy show. Nair says, â€œI’ve always wanted to make music since I was 12. Never knew I could write songs until a few years back when I started writing vocals for Wings of Icarus.â€
â€œWanderâ€ comes across as equal parts radio-friendly pop and evocative folk. Nair says, â€œEverything has been slowly evolving and I’m getting a clearer picture to what my music should sound like.â€ Nair is no stranger to Chennaiâ€™s music circuit, which is slowly seeing more opportunities for intimate gigs rather than club shows. The singer-songwriter says the scene has grown enormously in the past few years. â€œA lot of good talent and venues are opening up with audiences being more supportive towards independent music. Very happy to see this change in Chennai and Iâ€™m hoping the independent scene gets a lot of attention.â€