News Correspondent, abptakmaa, Kolkata, 10th Sept 2020 : Multi-talented musician, entrepreneur, and designer Surya Giri aka SURII releases today his new track titled ‘You’re Not Alone’, with a diverse cast of characters including renowned vocalists Shilpa Rao & Sid Sriram. The song explores youth’s promise of a limitless future, growing into new horizons as the world changes around us, and inner strength in the face of great difficulty.
The composition depicts a sweeping coming of age story, a story of a child lost in his imagination, looking into the water & realizing ‘who he was & who he might have been’. Surii is the sound of stepping into adulthood, the sound of a boy becoming a man. As past and future selves swirl into focus, a wistful voice soon blooms into a live orchestra and soars into an anthemic, hopeful finale. Inspired by the writing of J.M Coetzee, the filmmaking of David Lynch, and ’70s orchestral scoring, Surii gives voice to the in-between memory, diaspora, and all that’s not said.
Surii explains what inspired him to come with such an experimental track. “The track is based on the idea that expresses our emotional state during these difficult times. I believe that music has a tremendous relaxing effect on our bodies and minds, it can make one calm and acts as a distraction to explore emotions. It was a wonderful experience to work with Sid, Shilpa, and the rest of the crew. The song is dedicated to all those who need warmth and resilience in these times,” says Surya Giri, who won a grant to record and mix at Abbey Road Studios, London.
“I had a great time working on this song with talented artists like Surya and Sid Sriram. This song brings so much hope and solidarity to my heart, I hope the message reaches to everyone looking for love and empathy. All we need at the moment is courage, love and support and art is the only thing that provides the true purpose for people to connect and bond,” says Shilpa Rao.
He plans to release another five tracks, exploring groundedness in identity and roots as a third culture kid, in collaboration with several artists. The music of these songs is about unrequited love, about the family where a father is forced to knowingly destroy his own kin out of his own pure love for him. He wants him to soar but wants him near.
Listen to Surya Giri’s new track ‘You’re Not Alone’
YouTube link for the track: https://youtu.be/M_7sbcarWvk
Surya Giri’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/surii_vision/
WeTransfer commissioned a short documentary on Surya, the first documentary about an Indian creative – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHrg1_ckvKE&feature=youtu.be Publicity : Perfect Relations.