New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Acclaimed Indian-American vocalist, songwriter, producer and composer Sid Sriram premieres "6 Weeks" today. The song is the second to debut from Sriram's forthcoming debut album Entropy, following last month's "It Isn't True." Entropy is set for release in early 2019.
"'6 Weeks' is broken up into two sections; both sections use the same set of samples, just in different ways," says Sriram. "The first half is driven by an aggressive drum groove, as I allow listeners into the frenetic nature of my thoughts. Starting with the lyrics, 'Only scared of myself and the truth in the stars / I'm a king, I'm the dirt, God within me shine', the first half of '6 Weeks' delves into my attempts to balance the notion that I have an existential purpose with the realization that I am nothing against the vastness of the universe. Suddenly, as if to break the trance of my thought process, the groove shifts and leads us into the second half. The remainder of the piece is supported with lush soundscapes that feel like warm, nostalgic waves, as I explore the emotional cascade that hit me when someone significant from my past suddenly re-entered my life."
Additionally, Sriram confirms his first ever North American headline tour, kicking off March 6 in Vancouver, with further dates in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle,Toronto, Boston
and beyond. Tickets are on sale today at 10:00 a.m. local time, visitwww.sidsriram.com for more information.
"6 Weeks" arrives on Artist Originals (AO), an in-house artist development program and record label launched by Saavn, the world's leading music streaming company for South Asian music and artists.
Born in Chennai, India, and raised in the California suburbs (his family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area when he was a year old), Sriram is trained in the Carnatic tradition of South Indian Classical music while simultaneously influenced by western pop and R&B. Going on to earn a Music
Production and Engineering degree from Berklee College of Music, Sriram honed his skills as a multi-instrumentalist and learned how to produce, compose and arrange his own work.
Discovered by Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer and global music icon A.R. Rahman and known in South Asia for his film work, Sriram has long been inspired by R&B and global contemporary sounds. Raised between the Bay Area and India, some of Sriram's earliest influences include Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Jeff Buckley
and the Beatles.
This latest track follows Sriram's previous releases, which have received critical acclaim from The FADER, the BBC and more.
Founded in 2007, Saavn is South Asia's leading digital music streaming services, transforming how people around the world access and experience music on a daily basis. In March 2018, Saavn merged with Reliance-backed JioMusic to form a billion-dollar streaming entity.
Saavn is currently accessed across the globe and offers 36 Million tracks in 15 languages. The company has 900+ label partnerships and growing, including Universal, Sony, T-Series, Tips, YRF, Saregama, Eros and Warner Music. Investors include Tiger Global Management, Liberty
Media, Bertelsmann, Steadview Capital, Quilvest, Mousse Partners, Wellington Capital Management, William Morris Endeavor and a number of strategic individuals, including former Vodafone CEO, Arun Sarin, and, Guy Oseary, Chairman of Maverick
and manager of global artists including Madonna
In 2016, Saavn expanded its content offering into Saavn Original Programming, a slate of original, non-music audio programs that range from Bollywood to comedy and storytelling to cricket. In early 2017, Saavn introduced Artist Originals, an original music program releasing and marketing tracks and albums by South Asian artists, songwriters and producers from around the world. With its headquarters in New York, Saavn also runs offices in Mumbai, Gurgaon, Bangalore and California. For more information, visit www.saavn.com/corporate.
SID SRIRAM LIVE
March 6 Vancouver, BC Fox Cabaret
March 7 Seattle, WA The Sunset
March 8 San Francisco, CA Swedish American Hall
March 9 Los Angeles, CA Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever
March 10 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
March 12-17 Austin, TX SXSW TBA
March 19 Chicago, IL Sleeping Village
March 20 Toronto, ON The Drake
March 21 New York, NY National
March 23 Montreal, QC Le Ministere
March 24 Boston, MA Cafe 939 @ Berklee