Simply Live! Behind-the-Scenes Story
We return to acoustic roots in this recently released video-series called "Simply Live" across our YouTube and IGTV channels - this is the story of us coming together battling the pandemic blues to make music, no frills
What does a band used to playing back-to-back live concerts across colleges, clubs, festivals and corporates do when locked down for months?
We made sense of the craziness of long COVID-19 pandemic-related lockdown months with a return to acoustic roots. Our no frills jam-sessions playing some of our best-known songs as well as hidden gems from our repertoire, are now released as a series of videos shot in studio,
“We were losing our minds during the lockdown with there being no live shows, we desperately missed playing for our audience”, said bassist Jishnu Dasgupta on the launch of five new live acoustic music videos.
“So, getting into a room with just our acoustic instruments and belting out our best loved songs was a great way to just regain our sanity!”
The acoustic video series was shot and recorded live with a simple setup of a band in a room with just 3 microphones at The Red Music Box, a studio owned and operated by the band’s guitarist and producer Varun Murali.
“With these videos, my intention was to capture what it felt like if the band were just jamming without getting too caught up with the intricacies of mics and tech stuff and also strip down the set without running click track along with supporting tracks that we use during a regular live gig”, said Varun.
The "Simply Live" 5-track set list features out hit songs like Pyaasi, Manwa and Rishton ka Raasta, but also lesser-known gems such as Sur Mera (released on Feb 26th) and Kaash. The music videos will release on our YouTube channel and also across video sharing platforms such as IGTV.
Behind the Scenes Captures
Simply Live Release Media Coverage
Times of India caught up with us to hear the story of the making of "Simply Live" - read Jishnu's interview here.
Hear Vasu talk about the inspiration or lack of it that the first song of the series, Sur Mera is about.