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A ‘ROCK’ING ENSEMBLE

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | CATHLINE CHEN
Published May 22, 2018, 12:47 am IST
Updated May 22, 2018, 12:47 am IST
Mumbai band The Yellow Diary is basking in the glory of their music video Marz, which has crossed over 4.4 million views on YouTube...
The Yellow Diary
 The Yellow Diary

Have you ever felt that instant connection between you and someone and just felt like this is it? Well, that was pretty much what happened for this Mumbai-based alternative rock band, The Yellow Diary. Just, barring the romance apart, they connected musically. “It all began when Rajan and I met up in 2015. Rajan wanted to get a track produced from me. We had an instant connection and decided to form The Yellow Diary,” says Himonshu Parikh, the singer, and composer of the band. Recently 

the official music video of Marz was released , a song composed by the band. Currently, the video has crossed more than 4.4 Million views on YouTube, gaining them a huge success!

 

But, the journey to the 4.4 Million views would've not been possible without the ups and downs. Rajan Batra, another composer, and co-founder of the band says, “The journey definitely wasn't as easy. In the earlier phases of the band, live shows were a bit tough to come by considering we mostly played original content. Even when we ended up getting a show, due to technical difficulties, the sound setup was not up to the mark which eventually affected the performance. Sometimes organisers expected us to play for "exposure" with little or no payment, which used to get demoralising. Had we not seen the difficult times, we wouldn't have been able to understand the importance of  what we have today.”

While the band has had their own share of highs and lows, regardlessly people still love and enjoy their music. To which the guitarist Vaibhav Pani describes their music, “Our music is a blend of modern thought-provoking poetry  blended with a unique and fresh soundscape. Our music is a blend of rock, electronic music, folk and many more. Although it's difficult to associate our sound with a particular genreor sub-genre, there is always a consistent essence throughout all our songs. Even lyrically, the songs are based on personal experiences and opinions.”  

The band would've been totally incomplete without a bassist and that's when Stuart Dacosta stepped in, who has been in the rock industry for a long time and also plays for another Mumbai based band. He comments on the rock industry in India, “The rock music industry has been active in the live music scenario. There is a huge demand for rock bands for local pub gigs, corporate shows and so on. When it comes to social media and mainstream media, not only in India but even internationally, rock is not what it used to be. We hope to play a small role in the revival of rock in India and across the globe! With the overwhelming response of Marz, we believe that people are always looking for something that they haven't heard before. It's just that the music needs to be packaged in the right way and needs to be served on the right platform to the audience.”

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