Srihari Jagannathan always wanted to put his music out there inthe world. Taking inspiration from artistes across the globe, he wrote about his personal experiences, and turned it into songs. That was the starting point.
“I met Goutham Healer through Facebook and got him to play the drums for one of my shows”, says Srihari. After colluding for a charity gig at Ethiraj College, things escalated quickly. As the duo composed a couple of originals, they realizedhow exciting the whole process of creating music was.
“Initially we were doing a few covers and we predominantly played film music for a year while performing at college fests and corporate events. That’s how we met the others who went on to become part of the Chennai Street Band- Akshay Yesodharan (Guitar), Sebastian Satish (Keyboard), Renin Raphael (Guitar) and Adithya (Bass Guitar). I could see that we were all equally passionate about indie music”, explains Srihari. Goutham is the band’s drummer.
The band’s debut album Payanangal has seven tracks, including ballads, fusion and rock. Talking about the album, Srihari says, “I love to travel, and every time I travelled I met people who were like-minded”.
Recording his thoughts after hearing their stories made him realize that everyone is the same, bonded by feelings and emotions. “That’s how I got the idea of Payanangal”. The journal inspired his music, encompassing the ideas of self-love and cycle of life. The album has over 30,000 streams digitally, post official release, across all platforms, and has featured in over 15 playlists on Apple, Gaana and Saavn.
“We have done occasional gigs because we have spent close to 2.5 years on the production of our debut album. Now that it’s done, we are planning our debut album tour. We are focusing on taking the music to as many venues and music festivals as we can”, says the producer-composer.
The band is currently working on music videos for Payanangal....