The track about loneliness over a surprisingly upbeat association was written alone in an enormous metropolis
‘Electrical Flu’, by Sanjana Rajnarayan aka Madm and Purnet Moirangthem aka Ten Purr, stems from a spot of loneliness and isolation. But it surely has nothing to do with the strings of lockdown and social isolation that the world has been grappling with these previous few months. Madm’s lyrics have an easier genesis.
“I had titled this round November or December 2019, once I was spending a whole lot of time making music in my tiny Mumbai flat. I didn’t have a lot firm, and the track encapsulates that emotion, coming from that area of solitude, of loneliness,” she says over cellphone from Mumbai.
Madm “had the beat sitting in my laptop computer ever since,” and it would nonetheless have remained simply there, had she not met guitarist Ten Purr on her Mumbai campus. The singer-producer, who had left her Chennai dwelling in 2018 to check music at Mumbai’s True Faculty of Music, put the track along with fellow pupil Ten Purr. The guitarist took an immediate liking to what he heard, and thereon started the collaboration. Now, although Madm completed her course some time in the past and Ten Purr continues to attend lessons, their joint mission has seen gentle of day.
The gradual, groovy piece has an oddly calming impression regardless of its catchy rhythm and digital remedy. The association appears advanced, however the track nonetheless leans closely on the lyrics as nicely. Pensive phrases and origin story however, the general quantity is surprisingly upbeat. Intentionally so.
Explains Madm, “The lyrics are about wanting validation from individuals who don’t give it to you, and on the identical time pushing away the individuals who actually love you. The association, however, is much more hopeful than melancholic.” Listeners have given her various reactions to the piece due to this dichotomy, she provides.
Solitude, its gloomier accomplice loneliness, and the not-so-simple dynamics concerned in forging human connection are what the duo has explored on this quantity, coincidentally releasing it at a time when a lot of the world is coping with related struggles. Whereas the lyrics lean into this, satirically, the music association is layered and intriguing sufficient to type a distraction unto itself.
The duo is engaged on separate initiatives as nicely — Ten Purr has an EP developing along with his band Peach Envy, in addition to quite a lot of solo numbers slated for launch.
‘Electrical Flu’ could be streamed on Spotify, YouTube and different music streaming platforms.