Pune Rockers Odyssey 147 Inaugurate Sophomore Single ‘Bluebird’

David Britto
Mar 24, 2022

Pune rock band Odyssey 147. Photograph: Courtesy of the artist

After releasing their upbeat debut single “Chicken Nuggets” closing 365 days, Pune rock outfit Odyssey 147 – comprising bassist Asher Everen, guitarists Darryl Anthony and Neel Parulekar, drummer Nicholas Umrethi and vocalist Swarali Dabhadkar – spent lots of time collectively engaged on unique songs and experimenting on new sounds. Recently the band released their second single, the emotional “Bluebird,” produced by Pune-primarily based artist Adhitavo.

On this interview with Rolling Stone India, the band talks about how they wrote the unique track, what it’s about, what the future holds and extra.

When did work to your unique song “Bluebird” birth up?

Everen: The song had been bouncing spherical since February 2020, but we if truth be told started building on it in April 2021, after releasing ‘Chicken Nuggets.’ That’s when the string part got right here into being, which breathed unique life into the song. As soon as the second wave [of the pandemic] subsided, we started assembly at our drummer Nicholas’ bungalow no.147 with our producer Adhitavo and worked on the songwriting and plot.

What are you able to mumble me in regards to the unique song by formula of its lyrical theme and sonic tag?

Dabhadkar: Via ‘Bluebird,’ we want to raise a sense one experiences after facing conflicts in a relationship whereas being dangerous of what lies ahead. It’s miles a lunge of introspection, remembering errors and ‘wishing that we would possibly maybe flip again time.’ Musically and lyrically, ‘Bluebird’ begins out sparse and somber, using ambient guitars to originate a soulful, heavy-hearted ambiance. As it progresses, the song grows extra intricate with intermittent distorted guitars and builds into an emotionally charged outpouring with a expansive string part.

What was as soon as the recording direction of adore for the track?

Adhitavo: ‘Bluebird’ was as soon as recorded at Grey Spark Audio, Pune. ‘Bluebird’ aspects live drums recorded with a differ of traditional traditional preamps that adds analog heat to the sound. We tracked guitars by building on utterly different rhythm patterns and ambient soundscapes that showcase Odyssey 147’s experimental sound. Being a classically trained pianist, I adore the ideas of solidarity and structure, which we worked into the vocal plot. Swarali despatched me some attention-grabbing vocal suggestions over yelp notes which we constructed into dense harmonies and adlibs that added colour and depth to ‘Bluebird.’ The song was as soon as mixed by Nitin Muralikrishna and mastered by Ronak Runwal at Grey Spark Audio, Pune.

What plans stay you have in selling the track?

Anthony: This song is one thing that is terribly discontinuance to all of us. We enjoyed the full creation, composition and production direction of every step of the formula. I mediate it’s a in reality heartrending tale, one which the audience will most definitely be in a quandary to empathize with.  

We realizing to promote the song by participating a local audience by tailormade gigs and reaching out to self sustaining radio reveals. We’ll be organizing Instagram live sessions the build we allotment the reviews of the making of the song and are engaged on a video that will gift the lunge of the song that comprises at the again of-the-scenes photos of our advise sessions and time within the studio.

What’s next?

Umrethi:  We think we are on an chronicle lunge and are enraged for what lies ahead for the band and have to grow our audience in cities adore Pune, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Unique Delhi and realizing outlast performances in some unspecified time in the future. We’re within the intervening time engaged on refining demos that we realizing to manufacture as an EP. Our purpose for the next two to three years is to launch singles and EPs besides work on outreach and branding.

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