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Ephemeral Elegance: Sanjeeta Bhattacharya’s ‘Kaash’ in the Spotlight

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Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and actor, recently having claimed fame inJawan, is back with new music. “Kaash” serves as the enchanting opening act for the EP “Women of the Now,” a collaborative masterpiece featuring distinct voices of three other new age women artists. 

The EP is described as a personal journey, a canvas painted with the unique experiences of these artists,with “Kaash” standing out as a testament to Sanjeeta’s individuality. Often hailed as an up-and-coming jazz luminary, Sanjeeta gracefully sidesteps categorization, letting her music speak volumes while dodging genre stereotypes

In “Kaash,” the sound canvas comprises a delicate ambience, a musical reverie that has an ethereal appeal. The use of synth bells adds an extra magical touch, seamlessly intertwining with a fresh, gentle beat. Despite the electronic elements, there’s an acoustic heartbeat to the sound, showcasing the producer Vaibhav Pani’s prowess in melding diverse sounds, who happened to incidentally met Sanjeeta via Instagram.The music could be broadly described as folk, jazz, and ambient. The amalgamation of genres creates a greatauditory experience.

Sanjeeta’s slightly accented Hindi actually adds a raw touch to “Kaash. The vocals, are a harmonious dance with the melody, enrich the narrative, creating a captivating linguistic blend. “Kaash” unfolds a poignantand at the same time, a hopeful narrative, exploring themes of yearning, facing the fears of the future, and navigating the complexities of life. The lyrics, adorned with vivid imagery, paint scenes of “baarish” and “bachpan”, inviting the listener to step into a realm of nostalgia and contemplation.

Brief yet Impactful: Clocking in at just a little over two minutes, “Kaash” is a short and direct piece of art for the ears, spending no time beating around the bush.

Sanjeeta Bhattacharya’s has described the song-writing process as being a feeling like a beautiful warm sunset on a breezy autumn evening- warning the listener of chasing the paper (cash) instead of paper kites. The song becomes one of many on the de-romanticization of modernity and looking for bliss in simple things. The message is well-executed. Kaash serves as a punchy introduction to the EP, which rolls out soon.

Verdict- short, dreamy, ambient

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