Delhi-based jazz singer Sanjeeta Bhattacharya’s upcoming single Watercolour was recorded early in March, when the long spells of lockdowns were just about to hit the country. And while, Watercolour is a bittersweet tune on love and loss, the song unexpectedly seems more relevant now than ever before.
Produced by guitarist Dhruv Viswanath, the song has breezy verses and a soothing hook in which Sanjeeta croons about how sometimes, we experience a love that is beautiful but transient. With the passage of time, even love seems to wash away like watercolours. That’s the metaphorical theme running through the acoustic indie ballad. The track’s background composition is just simple guitar strumming that fits right with the overall soothing ambience Sanjeeta aims to achieve.
While the song gives off the vibe of a love song, one might still feel a different mood on listening to it in these current times of self-isolation. Watercolours sounds like an ode to each of those things that we love but are unable to do now. You might either feel merry or gloomy on listening to Watercolour but you might definitely calm in the end. Hence, the single makes for perfect comfort listening.
Check out the song here: https://soundcloud.com/sanjeeta-bhattacharya/watercolour/s-1lgZgbe3p11