Singer, composer, producer Aaryan is back with a new song Back in the Day. This new release is all about childhood friendships and revisiting those memories. Revolving around a group of childhood friends, the song reflects on how they lost touch due to paucity of time and busy schedules. But their friendship remains strong and the protagonist talks about this special bond in the song. It is about the group’s past and present, and how nothing can snap their ties.
Young Aaryan has been reaching new heights with his music talent in the last few years. His debut song Yaadein reached 1 million+ views within a month. This melody makes one remember about their lost love and also is reminiscent of the bygone era of rock ballads. Released by Zee Music, Aaryan’s latest song is being distributed by Believe Music globally. For the song, Aaryan took inspiration from his favourite artist John Mayer.
The young singer says that the song has a very personal touch to it. “Since it’s a song on my friends, and written by a very close friend of mine, we both relived our childhood memories. So it means a lot,” says Aaryan.
A LOT OF NOSTALGIA
Aaryan further mentions that when his friend shared this idea he could not resist. He immediately started working on the song. “We got together and discussed all the silly and fun things we did. This song in a way brings with it a lot of nostalgia. Hope it resonates with everyone who listens to it,” he adds.
The singer feels fortunate to have good friends. “I think it’s very hard to find a good friend for life. I have been very fortunate to have earned good friendship. I feel truly blessed,” he says.
Aaryan grew up in a household where he was exposed to well-known music artists from around the world. From a very young age, he started listening to the likes of Dire-Straits, Jon Bon Jovi and John Mayer. He did his under-graduation in Sport Management, BSc (Hons) from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK. Also, he studied music in the UK and performed at famous live music venues such as Hard Rock Cafe, Live Lounge and 100 Club, to name a few.
Now in Mumbai, Aaryan is undertaking training in Hindustani classical music. His mentor is renowned Hindustani classical singer Kumar Mukherjee who belongs to the Kasur Patiala Gharana. Even though he is trained in Hindustani classical, Aaryan does not restrict himself to that particular genre only.
THE BAND AND THE COMPANY
After coming back to India, Aaryan saw more opportunities in music and decided to pursue his childhood dream to be a singer. He formed a band, The Bombay Gramophone Company (TBGC). Along with the band, he performed in various venues in Kolkata as well as other metros in India — at numerous college fests, corporate shows, marriages, charity shows, major clubs and other private properties in India. TBGC made quite a name for itself in Kolkata, but Aaryan had bigger dreams. Now, he is an independent artist.
Talking about how far he has come, Aaryan says, “I have just started and have a long way to go. Honestly, I haven’t thought about where I have reached as I have just started and this is only my second song. I still have so many ideas and have to put out a lot of good work. I want to make more songs and come up with many more variations.”
THE SHOW MUST GO ON
He plans to keep making quality content and explore different genres for his fans/ listeners, and recreate them in the most unique way possible at a live concert.
As a young and upcoming talent, it is very essential for him to engage with his fans on social media. “I think an artist today can’t stop at just making good songs, he has to know how the song needs to be marketed and today, social media has become an essential tool which one can’t afford to ignore,” says the artist.
However, right now Aaryan is at home because of the current lockdown. That said, he is not complaining. In fact, he feels that it’s a good time to slow down, look around and act responsibly. “I am making the most of the time and planning for my new songs and ideating a lot. I am also spending a lot of time practising and working on my vocals every single day, so all is good,” he concludes.