If the lockdown has left you weary and worried, then singer-songwriter Raghav Meattle’s latest single is the comfort blanket you need to slip into for solace.
Paying an ode to the monotony and mundanity that follows the lives of the young and reckless in the city of dreams, Raghav’s ‘City Life’ makes for easy listening with its thoughtful verses and plaintive yet liberating melody.
The music video of the song dropped on YouTube last week, which has been shot on a good, old Kodak 8 MM film by Abhimanyu Sengupta. Directed and edited by Rajdip Ray, who first spotted Meattle rendering an exclusive preview of the song on Abish Mathew’s ‘Son of Abish’, the video captures the nostalgia and the old-world charm of Mumbai seeped within the hustle and bustle of an everyday routine.
‘City Life’ also marks Meattle’s collaboration with indie music’s biggest talents on board including Karun Kannampilly and Jason D’Souza from The Koniac Net on drums and guitars respectively, bass by Nishant Nagar, mixed by producer Zain Calcuttawala and mastered by Skyharbor’s guitarist Keshav Dhar.
Following up the success of his debut album ‘Songs from a Matchbox’ in 2018, to his recent collaboration with Vernon Noronha on ‘Dream Sandwich’ in 2019, Raghav has released ‘City Life’ while also dabbling in his day-job as head of marketing for the music label, Big Bang Music.
The song is now available on YouTube and across major music streaming platforms.