It is a combination of progressive rock and fusion and Hindustani classical combined together, which makes it completely unique.
Aaryan Banthia a talent powerhouse who is a guitarist cum composer and a singer all in one released his fifth single on the 18th of February 2021. Aaryan was introduced to ‘Progressive Rock’ very early in his life and is now exploring it as a Guitarist-Composer for the very first time in Shades of Spring. Aaryan is displaying his major prowess in Guitar this time. The song has been composed, produced, and performed by Aaryan. Joining him on the drums is drummer Sambit Chatterjee. This song has been recorded at the The Bombay Gramaphone Company (TBGC) studios.
Shades of Spring blends progressive rock and fusion music with Hindustani Classical to bring out one of the most mellifluous numbers composed by Aaryan. It is aptly based on Raag Basant which is a Hindustani Classical Raag usually sung/performed in the spring season.
Speaking about the song, Aaryan Banthia, said, “I am absolutely delighted to bring my fifth song Shades of Spring to my beloved fans. Spring is the season of renewal, new hopes and aspirations, and growth. The song is about all this and more. It has the colors, sights, sounds, and smells of springtime in how it is composed. The best part is that it is an amalgamation of two different musical genres and based on Raag Basant, one of my favorites as well. I hope that everyone will enjoy listening to the song.” & this news was shared to Prittle Prattle News via press release.
Aaryan has been steadily climbing the popularity charts ever since he released his first single Yaadein and went on to score a hit with all his other songs. Aaryan’s fan base is global including from countries like Germany, UK, and even Ukraine, etc.
Aaryan’s debut Hindi track ‘Yaadein’ was a rock ballad with a subtle touch of blues and was released by Zee music. His second number called ‘Back in the Day’ is an English track, which resonated with the young and elderly alike. Both his singles crossed the one million mark on YouTube in a short span of time. His third single called ‘Hey Betty’ depicted old school love and romance and crossed half a million views within just 8 days of release. The more recent and fourth Paar spoke of the struggles of people from different strata of society during the pandemic.
Having grown up looking up to renowned guitarists like Mark Knopler, John Mayer, BB King, and Paul Gilbert, Aaryan has immense passion for the instrument. In times to come post the pandemic, Aaryan plans to rewrite live shows and bring forth his musical style through various musical compositions and performances.
By Mohit Khosla