Japanese whimsy: Producer Komorebi comes to Bengaluru on her Candyland Tour
Tarana Marwah aka Komorebi’s aesthetic is best described as dreamy and whimsical electronica. Komorebi means the sunlight that filters through tree leaves in Japanese, and this is exactly the kind of vibe her new album, Soliloquy, captures. Talking about the anime-inspired music video, Time, she says, “What I wanted to do was put together existentialism, surrealism and a tinge of obsession with all things Japan. The video for Time is set in a dystopian reality, where our protagonist has to fight off a lot of demons.”
The musician confides that the album was conceived during a turbulent phase her my life. “Sometimes chaos can fuel a lot of creativity, not always, but once in awhile we all definitely get lucky. The music and lyrics are very in tune with how I felt at the time,” she confesses. The album features collaborations with artistes such as Nicholson, Warren Mendonsa and Mohini Dey.
The overall theme for the album and the tour is Candyland, imagined as an escape from reality. Since all the songs are about internal turmoil, Tarana wanted to create an outlet for it as well. “A sort of release. All the artwork, visuals and animation are based on this theme. I wanted colour to bring the music and lyrics to life. I’m trying to outline the dichotomy between reality and fantasy, it’s sort of a parallel to who an artiste is, on and off stage. It’s very inspired by Grimes, or Lady Gaga, and of course all things Japan,” she sums up.
Rs 300. October 6, 9 pm. At The Humming Tree, Indira Nagar. Details: 25201201