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Hear Mumbai Singer-Songwriter Sri’s Evocative New Single ‘Gulaam’

The musician also hits the stage later this week performing in his hometown and Bengaluru

David Britto Nov 26, 2019

Mumbai singer-songwriter Sri. Photo: Ryan Crasto

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When we spoke to Mumbai singer-songwriter Srijit Bhowmick aka Sri earlier this year, he was still in the midst of his mammoth nationwide tour supporting his second EP The Only Find. At the time the musician also told us that he was working on a Hindi song titled “Gulaam” which he’s now released exclusively to Apple Music this past weekend.

Sri’s latest single is a hauntingly mesmerizing ditty which features a folk sound; drum parts by Mumbai musician Kristofor Mendonca (previously of erstwhile rockers The Mavyns) and bass lines from up-and-coming artist Jeremy Samson as well as the singer-songwriter’s unique vocal delivery.

The musician narrates to us how he came up with the song, he says, “I remember once seeing a poor old construction worker with tattered clothes and sweat on his face walking down the footpath. He had paused to look up at the building and housing society where I stay – admiring, dreaming, cursing his luck maybe, the reality of the way this world so far works. I wondered what he might have been wondering about, closed my eyes and tried to imagine being in his shoes. And there are nuances everywhere.” Sri adds, “I think this song has got this feeling about comforting the disturbed and disturbing the comforted.”

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“Gulaam” was tracked at Pune’s Gray Spark Audio and recorded by Nitin M Krishna and Saurabh Lodha. The latter also mixed the track and it was mastered by Ronak Runwal. Next, Sri is plotting a video for “Gulaam” and also has gigs coming up later this week in Mumbai and Bengaluru. The musician also tells us that more gigs and singles are in the works for early next year.

Sri’s Tour Dates:

November 30th – Space Session, Bengaluru

December 1st – Blue Matchbox Studio, Bengaluru

December 6th – Space Session, Mumbai

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