Arpit Chourey strengthens his space in Hyderabad's indie circuit with his second EP, Wind In My Hair
Arpit Chourey’s music comes from an emotional state of mind as most of his songs are based on love and simplicity of everyday life. However, with his latest EP, Wind In My Hair, the city-based singer-songwriter has taken a different approach and now offers ‘no love songs’. “It wasn’t intentional, but with this EP, I wanted to try something fresh and new. After everything was finalised, I realised that it doesn’t have my regular sound that mostly comes from moments of romance and sorrow,” says Arpit.
The four-track pop-folk EP begins with the cheery title track and sets a nostalgic tone with its chorus: ‘Like a photograph in my hand, like a memory in my head’. “It starts on a happy note. Although the first track is all about memories, it’s not sad. It is merry and bright,” he shares. The peppy Curious Case of Mondays has a ’90s vibe and is inspired by one of Arpit’s band members. “There’s a funny backstory. This song was written for my drummer, who spends a lot of time with his girlfriend. It’s a funny take on relationships, but it’s all my imagination of what conversations between two lovers would be like,” he says, adding that most of his themes are what he observes around him and in his circle. “Songwriting comes unplanned to me. Every time I find something interesting, I sit down and create a story around it. That’s how most of my songs were written.” While Promise has a slow tempo with heartfelt lyrics — about choosing your passion over mainstream professional options, Coffee Mug is an upbeat track about a conversation between a father and a daughter.
Arpit’s second EP has been received well by the city’s music enthusiasts, and he is now set to do a multi-city tour and intimate house gigs across the country. “I prefer house gigs more than live concerts. It is more two-sided and makes me connect with the audience better,” says Arpit.
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