Written by Lauren Rosier
On his new single, “This Place,” genre-bending composer and producer, Aman Jagwani, delivers beautiful, uplifting musical arrangements, plus soulful vocals matched with powerful lyrical themes. The song features the vocalist, Anubha Kaul, as well as a flugelhorn solo by Milena Casado.
The production and most of the recording were done at home resulting in a comforting, organic sound. Thematically, he says, this track, is about “the pursuit of a better place in life.”
This is the title track of the record and is about the pursuit of a ‘better place’ in life, this can be an emotional, mental, physical, intellectual or any kind of place that the listener chooses to relate to. The name of this song and the album is a play on the word displace (This place phonetically sounds similar to displace) so the song is essentially telling the listener to adapt and displace from the place they’re in to their better or ideal place. There are a lot of musical references to the theme. In the drum performance, I am constantly displacing the rhythms and motifs. Then in the middle, there is a transition section that displaces a little chunk of the verse melody into a 5/8 time signature. Lastly, the song starts in one key and after the flugelhorn solo displaces to another. – Aman Jagwani
Jazz enthusiasts will be thrilled with the track’s beautiful smooth notes, while electronic music fans will appreciate the atmospheric synths and its smoky downtempo groove. Jagwani is a 22-year-old drummer, composer, and producer from Mumbai, India, who is dedicated to creating music that brings the audience, artist, and world together. In 2018, he was awarded the Berklee Achievement Scholarship, as well as the Armand Zildjian Percussion Achievement Scholarship in 2019. Currently, he continues to engage with the Berklee community through art where he studies drum-set performance and Electronic Production and Design.
This track is the lead single from the album of the same name, which is due out on May 21st on all platforms.
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