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IS IT SUNNY?

Anyone who has ever been in a long distance relationship, or even spent a few days away from a partner, will relate to 'Is it Sunny'. A simple love song that combines longing and fond memories. Its rich Norah Jonesque vocal layers keep listeners humming long after the song is over. 

"Is It Sunny makes you want to get out your smoothest single malt in the middle of the day and watch the sun fade out. "
- VOGUE MAGAZINE 

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MOOD  Nostalgic, Ballad, Love Song, Colourful

TYPE: Female Vocal

GENRE: Pop / Soul 

TEMPO: Slow 6/8 groove

LOOK OUT FOR: Rich Vocal Harmonies starting at 3:28, Great Guitar Solo at 1:47, Dynamic Outro (4:00)

Pop/ Soul

REALITY CHECK

 Sometimes people grow apart. What works for one doesn't always work for the other. Realisation dawns that it's time to stop pretending. The best way to explain the situation is through an old school rock song.

“There’s pedigree in his playing and great songwriting chops in his choice of riffs.”
- ROCK STREET JOURNAL

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MOOD: Energetic, Loud, Groovy, Sing Along, Catchy
TYPE:  Male Vocal + Instrumental
GENRE: Rock/ Alt Rock /Blues Rock / Grungy
TEMPO: Medium - Fast 4/4 Groove
LOOK OUT FOR: Bluesy Slide Guitar Interlude at 1:44, Heavy Energy Outro at 3:28, Grungy vocals with spirited harmonies all through!

Rock

A TWISTED LULLABY

A dark blues tune that makes for a completely different immersive audio experience, this modern take on old lullabies talks about how the real world today works, and how it’s important to be true to who you are if you have a passion to follow. Drawing heavily from Vinay’s love for the blues, a low-tuned slide guitar is the backbone of the tune with Yamini Lavanian crooning the words, “There is no boat that’s gently rowing down the stream. There’s no boat that’ll take you to your dream”.

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MOOD: Moody, Dark, Haunting.
TYPE:  Female Vocal + Instrumental
GENRE: Slide Guitar/ Blues/ Acoustic Blues
TEMPO: Medium - Slow 4/4 Groove
LOOK OUT FOR: Moody acoustic slide guitars, inviting vocals and great lyrics, repeatitive, thematic Outro 

Acoustic Blues

MIND GAMES

Mind Games is made up of moments of light-hearted guitar lines coming in in layers giving the song a nearly electronic vibe. A dreamy saxophone melody guides listeners through the ins and outs of the guitar layers. The song takes an unexpected turn with orchestral percussion in the second half to reach an unforgettable crescendo.

Mind Games is a tune fit for powerful visual sequences or end credits of a powerful film!

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MOOD: Powerful, Inspiring
TYPE:  Instrumental
GENRE: Experimental
TEMPO: Fast - Slow 4/4 Groove
LOOK OUT FOR: Catchy Acoustic Guitar hook, Powerful Crescendo 3:44 onwards, Hypnotic, repeatitive layers of melodies.

Cinematic

BUILD UP

As the introductory track to Vinay Kaushal's album 'Naked on a Train, Build Up does exactly what the name suggests. It introduces the unique sounds of the album without any spoilers. An acoustic guitar tune with layers of vocals culminating into an interesting crescendo - a perfect build up for any good visual sequence! 

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MOOD: Intense, Thematic, Cinematic, Slow Build Up, Acoustic

TYPE: Instrumental with Voice Layers

GENRE: Instrumental / Fusion-y/ Mellow Eastern Influence

TEMPO: Hi Tempo

LOOK OUT FOR: The Cresendo 1:08 onwards

Rock

ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

There are similarities between species. Forests are being destroyed at an alarming rate, people are losing their jobs and homes, and even schools aren't safe places anymore. There is an underlying atmosphere of fear that is suppressing voices.  This song is for those who are losing their homes -- whether they are made of bricks or trees.

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MOOD: Dark, Introspective, Moody, Powerful, Groovy

TYPE: Female Vocal + Instrumental

GENRE: Fusion/ Jazz/ Rock

TEMPO: Medium - fast 6/8 groove

LOOK OUT FOR: Hauntingly hard hitting verses

Rock /Jazz

A TUNE FOR PEACE

A Tune for Peace is simply about feeling.

There is so much beauty in this world and yet we forget to sit down and take a moment to really appreciate it. A Tune for Peace was written to help you do just that -- to sit down, take a deep breath and look at all that is good in the world. And maybe that little bit of peace you create will trickle into other moments in time, filter into flashes of violence, maybe that single moment of peace will grow and spread...

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MOOD: Uplifting, Feel Good, Relaxing, Positive

TYPE: Instrumental with Voice Layers

GENRE: Instrumental / Fusion-y/ Mellow Eastern Influence

TEMPO: Slow

LOOK OUT FOR: Rich Build Up of Guitars and Voice 1:53 onwards

Easy Listening

A DROP OF GOLDEN SUN

Drawing inspiration from from the popular Sound of Music tune, Vinay's tune speaks of his relationship with his mother in music - growing up hearing the sounds of the Sitar and slowly adapting the inspiration into guitar.

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MOOD: Uplifting, Feel Good, Relaxing, Positive

TYPE: Instrumental 

GENRE: Instrumental / Fusion-y/ Mellow Eastern Influence

TEMPO: Slow

LOOK OUT FOR: Catchy sitar hook at 1:54

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Indian Fusion

FOR THE MAN WITH

THE GOLDEN FINGERS

Vinay dives into the sadness of losing someone who truly inspired him, emoting heavily with layers of acoustic guitars, the Indian Bansuri and the human voice.

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MOOD: Sad, Dark, Emotionally Heavy

TYPE: Instrumental 

GENRE: Instrumental / Fusion-y/ Indian Classical Influence

TEMPO: Slow

LOOK OUT FOR: The Indian Bamboo Flute 1:32 onwards

Dark / Instrumental

NAKED ON A TRAIN

One of the most intense yet memorable tunes written by Vinay, the title track of this album became his signature sound and was featured on publications like All About Jazz. A strong Raag depicted in a contemporary jazz setting, Naked on a Train is perfect for the most intense of visuals.

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MOOD: Intense, Eastern, Progressive, Dark, Catchy

TYPE: Instrumental 

GENRE: Jazz meets Indian Fusion

TEMPO: Fast

LOOK OUT FOR: The thematically catchy hook (0:30 to 0:55)

Contemporary Jazz Fusion