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Is It Sunny? by Vinay Kaushal

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Album Title: Is It Sunny?
Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020


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In his most recent release 'Is It Sunny?', Vinay Kaushal effortlessly blends contemporary pop and jazz in this love song. The tune features the well-known, multi-award-winning vocalist Shakthisree Gopalan and the popular Toronto-based rhythm section duo Agneya Chikte (on drums) and Sam Fitzpatrick (on upright bass). The song was mixed by Aseem. Vinay Kaushal’s newest release is an homage to some of the great female jazz vocalists – both old and new. The vocal lines have a Norah Jones-esque flavour to them with Shakthisree’s voice adding that honey-coated vocal range that Nina Simone was so famous for. This love song conjures a nostalgia for the glory days of the past with its smooth surreal acoustic guitar accents juxtaposed with bluesy pop guitar lines adding to that feeling of ‘then and now’. The choral lines with Shakthisree’s dreamy harmonies evoke the feeling of time standing still when you’re with a loved one. The outro is a testament to Vinay and Shakthisree’s musical synergy as they interweave guitar and voice in a playful attempt to one-up each other. The lyrics talk about being far away from a loved one, a feeling many have endured during the strange year that was 2020. “This lockdown has been really productive musically. I have really been able to play around with different genres.”, says Vinay. “Is It Sunny? is my first foray into pop as a composer and I’ve really enjoyed it". Accompanying the release of the audio is a Music Video starring gorgeous pole artist Nupur Chaudhuri - .The music video premiered exclusively on Rolling Stone India. Vinay Kaushal is an Indian composer and guitar player. He is an alumnus of the Musician’s Institute, Hollywood. Hi’s first album ‘Naked on a Train’ has received accolades from the likes of Keith Wyatt and the Score Magazine. The title track from the album was featured as the Track of the Day on All About Jazz in 2018. Shakthisree Gopalan is a Filmfare award winning recording artist, who has worked with some of the most distinguished composers and music directors in India, including the world renowned Oscar and Grammy Award winning composer A.R. Rahman.

Track Listing

Is It Sunny?


Vinay Kaushal
guitar, electric
Shakthisree Gopalan
voice / vocals
Uma Athale

Date featured

February 20, 2021

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