Exclusive: Watch Chennai/California band Ratify’s Lively Video ‘Xanadu’
The young six-member outfit bring funky alt-rock and sexual tension on their second single
Don’t be fooled by the weighty song title””“Xanadu” is neither a reference to Coleridge’s opium-fueled paradiseÂ in “KublaÂ Khan”, norÂ toÂ CanadianÂ progÂ legends Rush’s 11-minute epic, but instead “about the sexual tension between two people,” explains Â SajithÂ Satya, the bassist with Chennai/California band Ratify. He adds, “It’s about two people who want to be together, but circumstances don’t let them. So the song basically speaks about how they vent out their frustrations and eventually end up being together in their happy place ””’Xanadu’.”
The second single by the band,Â “Xanadu” [check out the first track “Canopy”Â here] mashes up the light-heartedness ofÂ synth-pop withÂ theÂ boisterousnessÂ of alt rock, sealed with ample slap-pop funkÂ [courtesyÂ Satya] with aÂ brightly lit, graffiti-filled video to match the song’s energy.
With Ratify,Â SatyaÂ adds one more name to his growingÂ list of projects ””which includesÂ alt-rock veterans Junkyard Groove, electro-rock band Franks got the FunkÂ and aÂ touring artistÂ forÂ film composer/music directorÂ AnirudhÂ Ravichander.Â
Watch ‘Xanadu’ below.