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Hear Heat Sink’s Lilting Violin-Infused Jazz Song ‘Judgement’

The Ahmedabad band follow up their 2019 EP ‘Euphony’ as well as singles released via talent hunt NEXA Music

Anurag Tagat Oct 30, 2020

Ahmedabad jazz rock band Heat Sink have released their new EP 'Euphony.' Photo: Shikha Dalal/www.shikhadalal.com

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Ahmedabad act Heat Sink have been known to traverse the realms of jazz, prog, rock and R&B in their music, and their latest release “Judgement” adds to their sonic diversity with an easygoing groove that allows each member to shine.

Written by guitarist and founder Chirag Todi about two years ago, the song ties together vocalist Meera Desai‘s cherubic vocal melodies, a shimmering keyboard lead from Nayan Kapadia, feathery and warm rhythmic work from producer-bassist Raag Sethi and drummer Pritul Chauhan, plus a stirring string movement to close things off by vocalist-violinist Protyay Chakraborty. The band says in the two years that “Judgement” took shape, it went from being an acoustic demo to a fuller song they’d perform on tour. The band adds in a statement, “When we finally hit the studio, we knew exactly what we wanted it to sound like, which was definitely a different process than that of our first EP, Euphony [2019].”

The six-minute song — which arrives after the early 2020 NEXA Music-mentored single “Volition” —  addresses ideas of perspective and identity of the self, in comparison to others. “Sometimes we crave the ability to see ourselves, our problems, in a different light. We see people around us dealing with their problems objectively and maturely. When we try to decipher our inner workings, we’re utterly drowned in our mess of a mind. We feel like asking – what is their secret? How are they not scared to be judged for the way they’re feeling?” the band says in a statement.

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Recorded at Sethi’s Compass Box Studios and mixed by Gothenburg, Sweden-based engineer Thomas Juth, the song arrives just a day before Heat Sink’s livestream hosted out of their studio in Ahmedabad. On October 31st, the band will perform as part of gig series House Concert India. Heat Sink promise a new album in 2021 as writing continues alongside rearranging “old sketches.” They add, “We’re trying to figure out our means of living in these new and weird times.”

Listen to “Judgement” below. Stream on more platforms here. Get details on Heat Sink’s digital concert on October 31st here.

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