ANIRBAN JEE - Mayday
MAYDAY is the brand new release from Australian based artist Anirban Jee.
Australian music artist Anirban Jee is no stranger to receiving accolades, in the past few years he has amassed an extraordinary number of awards including Songwriter of the year 2018 (Australian Songwriting Contest), Songwriter of the Year 2017 (SongsAlive Australia), Winner of the International Category at the 38th Australian Songwriting Contest 2018, Winner of the Ballad Category at the 38th Australian Songwriting Contest 2018, Winner of Contemporary POP Category at the 35th Australian Songwriting Contest 2017 and many, many more.
And Anirban’s new track Mayday will no doubt receive the same level of attention. The new song follows the huge response to his previous singles, Deep Down feat. Mary Ann Van Der Horst (2014 X-Factor artist) in 2016 and Undecided feat. Judd Field in 2014. Both tracks received a lot of airplay on commercial and community stations.
Produced by Simon Cohen (Justin Bieber, Will.I.Am, Troye Sivan, Urthboy, Guy Sebastian, Vera Blue, Thelma Plum) one of Australia’s finest engineers and producers, Mayday explores a relationship in dire straits, harnessing potent, relatable imagery and unforgettable melodic hooks to create an emotional palette that is as real as it is multi-dimensional.
‘‘Beginning with a laid-back groove reminiscent of classic R&B pop tracks, the song evolves to incorporate these retro tropes while strengthened by a contemporary core.
But it is also a track that encompasses positivity; with the warning call, the mayday, conjuring a sense of hope and reparation. Beginning with a laid-back groove reminiscent of classic R&B pop tracks, the song evolves to incorporate these retro tropes while strengthened by a contemporary core: a direct lyric, a slick sonic landscape and incredibly pliant musicianship. The instrumentation relies on a classic line-up: piano, drums, clean electric guitar, and organ.
This understated track delves into the workings of an intimate human connection but it doesn’t rely on a negative tone but instead offers a sense of hope, as this lyric reveals: Can we turn this thing around / My heart is lost and found / You’ll never be my past.
Mayday, with its ultra-catchy chorus and accessibility will once again attract huge support from commercial radio attention for Anirban and no doubt even more awards.
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