Parvaaz gives us a sneak peek of their upcoming album
This weekend, after a long and eager wait by the fans, the band gives a glimpse into the new album at a gig at Fandom
PARVAAZ has been busy. The blues and rock band, that sings in Kashmiri and Urdu has been touring, recording videos (their latest music video, Colour White, was shot entirely in Kashmir) and simultaneously working on the upcoming album. This weekend, after a long and eager wait by the fans, the band gives a sneak peek into the new album at a gig. And although they don’t want to reveal too much, we chat with them about the new music.
“We’ve been writing in between our touring schedules and finally went on board with tracking it at Yash Raj Studios over May and June. It was a process that lasted 27 eight-hour days. The writing in itself has been a process spread across a few years,” says Mir Kashif Iqbal, the lead guitarist and lead vocalist of the band. While the themes of the songs vary, they confess that lyrically, they seek to address human nature at its core, in one way or the other through every song. “We have a mix of metaphorical poetry as well as adaptations of literary works,” adds Khalid Ahamed (vocals).
Drummer Sachin Banandur says, since they started in 2010, they have all evolved together as a band, and understand each other better now, which reflects in their music. Talking about the creative process, he says,“Sections of music get written in the jam room and we spend time poring over the lyrics to get right to the essence of each composition.”
They are always looking for better ways to express the exuberance, liveliness or even lament and loneliness, that the songs require. “We have been working on the new material since 2015. It’s been a long journey of patience and hard work and we are all really excited about releasing it,” Fidel D’Souza, the bassist concludes.
Rs.500. July 27, 8 pm. At Fandom, Koramangala