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News |  03 Nov 2016 15:56 |  By RnMTeam

AR Rahman tweets for indie singer-songwriter Amanda Sodhi

MUMBAI: The one half of acoustic duo, The Acoustic Girls, Amanda Sodhi – also a part of pop-rock band TCAD – has gone the solo route with ‘Behind My Sunglasses’. The song is receiving a lot of appreciation and views with it being aired by Pepsi MTV Indies and now Channel V India. But, most importantly, Oscar and Grammy award winning composer-musician-singer AR Rahman, who is supportive of new talent and has tweeted about the song, encouraging people to check out this indie release.

After singing pop-rock and acoustic-pop in her previous projects, interestingly, this time around Sodhi is out with an R&B number.

"'Behind My Sunglasses' is a song that is really close to my heart and I hope people can connect to the lyrics I've written - 'sunglasses' is a metaphor for the mask each one of us wears to hide our often painful reality from the world," said Amanda Sodhi. "Often people have no idea what is really going on in one's life, all they see is a smiling face - that's the essence of what the song is about," explained the singer.

She further added, "I'm extremely happy that it is finally out, and it feels surreal the video is airing on Channel V India - what a wonderful way to begin November. A lot of hard work went into both the audio and the video, whether it be Prateek Gandhi's lovely music production, K.J. Singh's superb mixing or the DME team's video production work."

When asked how she feels about AR Rahman's Tweet, Amanda shared her feelings, "I have always looked up to AR Rahman and loved his work. When I saw his Tweet, it was genuinely the happiest moment of my life. It was extremely kind of him to have shared the video link. It feels good when someone you truly look up to encourages new talent, especially artists from the indie space."

"I really liked the feel of the song," said National Award and Filmfare Award winning sound engineer KJ Singh, who is also the label head of Asli Music. "When mixing it, I tried to keep that vibe going, with clean, simple programming by Prateek Gandhi. And, now it has a stylized video by DME to back the song. We, at Asli Music, are happy to release this on our label."

‘Behind My Sunglasses’ was created in Mumbai, the video was shot in Chennai by DME.

"DME values working with young artists and is devoted to the advancement and promotion of independent Indian music and video content worldwide," said DME founder Kavita Baliga.