Artist Name: EveryNowHere
Song Title: Rainy Day
Release Date: 8/16/2019
Genres: Lo-Fi Pop, Soul, Alt-R&B
Label: Circulate Music | Dreamtime Palace
Moods: Chill, Dark, Dreamy, Relaxing
‘Rainy Day’ is a reflection on semi-requited love; the 21st century’s modern twist on a timeless human dilemma.
For EveryNowHere, he used to think that being alone with a certain degree of intensity of emotion was the most painful of feelings. Until he realized that the inability to reciprocate the same against one’s own will is potentially worse.
‘Rainy Day’ is his homage to the hope that love isn’t the dystopian video game it tends to come across ever so often in this day and age.
EveryNowHere known as T.L. Mazumdar has been nominated for national awards and called ”…a major talent” by the likes of Jack Douglas (Producer: John Lennon, Miles Davis, etc.)…
Tell us how to refine a demo to a mastered song.
Tends to be subjective – On what I feel the essence of a song lies in. Push comes to shove; I’d rather leave a song with rough edges if I feel it makes a stronger statement rather than make a ‘perfect’ mix from a technical point of view that runs the risk of getting a generic vibe across…
Discuss the processing involved in creating a song.
The lines between composition, writing, and production have blurred so much for me. I have a library of songs on my hard drives which are eternal works in progress from my perspective, but eventually, make it to the outside world when I run out of ideas that actually enhance the essence of the song.
I used to be the quintessential obsessive musician who’d lock himself up in the studio and romanticize a lifestyle of indulgent sessions at the cost of my health and well-being.
But the present zeitgeist makes a more balanced, holistic approach to art find more resonance within me. So the writing process is more about a lifestyle that integrates music in my everyday life in a way where authentic results are a natural bi-product as opposed to an end-all destination.
Most of my writing is done on the road (I live nomadically) with my laptop and a controller, and then I’ll head with the sketches to the studio and lay down/perform the tracks. Occasionally the process will be more old-school where I’ll sit at the piano or with a guitar and notepad. I’ve come to a point where both feel equally legit.
Elaborate on the themes of most of your songs.
Mostly the human ‘condition’… Feelings.
A direct challenge to Descartes’s point of view ‘I think therefore I am.’ I’d like to think my music suggests ‘I feel therefore I am’ as an alternative. It’s what separates me from artificial intelligence or a software program, most of whom can think at speeds I’ll probably never catch up with anyway.
The irony of it is that some of my songs are conceptualized in the virtual world on a computer while on the move… My songs use stories revolving around personal encounters and relationships in an attempt to shed light upon the question that seems to be glaring us in the face for a while now: who are we and where are we headed?
Tell us your greatest musical works up to date.
That’s like trying to choose your favorite child. I’m not a parent but if I ever am I’d say none of them are my work per se. I’m just a channel.
Tell us how you are handling the promotion of your music.
Mostly organically and in collaboration with my label Dreamtime Palace // Circulate Music.
Tell us your future goals and how you aim to accomplish them.
Reach my audiences on their headphones and their venues and get better at what I do.
Tell us what you think has changed in the music industry.
The jury’s still out on this. So much has been talked about regarding this. I prefer talking about what hasn’t changed and it’s this: If making music and being an artist is a call we hear in the core of our being, it is what we’ll do and who we will be. The rest of it is just shit we’ll figure out one way or the other.
Tell the greatest mistake to avoid while making a song.
Stop listening to your heart.
Tell us how you boost your performance.
There’s no substitute for the adequate investment of time spent on actually mastering the craftsmanship. The more we have done so, the more relaxed and hence enhanced; we can perform our art. I have a regular practice schedule I loosely follow to keep my chops up on my instruments.
That being said and done, making both physical and mental health a priority is not optional for artists anymore IMHO. The amount of judgment and rejection that can come as part of this job is something we’ll need good buffers of resilience and inner strength to rise above. My personal tools are Yoga/Martial Arts, Meditation, and Therapy.
Explain the structure of the song.
It’s a simple song really. Just a verse and a chorus with an added extension at the end; I’m not even sure what I should call. The starkness of it all is to simplify a very somber conclusion to a very complex story involving a lot of denials. An ode to how we tend to avoid the simplicity of truths as a self-defense mechanism to protect ourselves from the pain we think it might inflict.
Discuss how the instruments come together for a song.
This was actually a song I wrote on a piano. It’s just two simple chord sequences. The production value was very influenced by the Berlin aesthetic which is where I was spending a lot of time in. In a way, it almost felt like I took the piano and vocal parts to my DAW and kinda ‘remixed’ my own song.
State your musical skills.
I went to college to study jazz piano performance and vocals – And then producing education.
I’m a multi-instrumentalist. I play bass and guitar and more recently drums.
I have mixed feelings about college education for music though. I went because I wanted to learn the rules well enough to break them. It was trickier than I thought.
I also have a background in Indian music through my ancestry. But I am allergic to stereotypical images of what Indian musicians are taught to sound like.
Tell us if you consider acting in a movie.
Absolutely. Call me already.
Tell us how you eliminate noise in your recordings.
Well, just invest the right amount of time during the recording so hopefully, there won’t be any noise to eliminate in the first place. Failing which I have a chain of processors I can try to use if desperate.
List the name of artists you cherish most.
Pat Metheny Group
Nils Petter Molvær
Tell us how you get inspiration.
The trick is to look elsewhere. Music is a reflection of life, not music (although the latter as a possibility, should probably not be dismissed either). I love museums and my nomadic life.
Third Culture upbringing between four countries has given me enough material to work through with music as a medium of expression and healing. (Which I feel is what the highest purposes of the arts are).
Elaborate on the song.
‘Rainy Day’ was a moment of sobriety after what felt like coming closer to figuring out what love is. By experiencing what it was not. Homage to the hope that it isn’t the dystopian video game it tends to come across ever so often in this day and age.
Sometimes we’ll string people along on a list of buffers for a rainy day in case the fear of being alone gets too much to handle instead of just letting the rain touch us. Teach us.
Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.
EveryNowHere was an avatar I adopted to pay homage to the nomadic life mine has become these past few years – Wherein my relationship with time and space has undergone a deep transformation. Where being in the moment, (as cheesy as it may sound) is the only approach to life that makes any sense.
‘Re_Movement’ the entire body of work I’m producing under this moniker celebrates the acceptance of a blur of constantly changing backdrops as a home and the shedding of socio-cultural baggage to reveal stories closer to the truth of the human condition and its journey on planet earth.
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EveryNowHere’s sophomore single ‘’Rainy Day’’ is a reflection on semi-requited love, the 21st century’s modern twist on a timeless human dilemma.
‘’I used to think the being alone with a certain degree of intensity of emotion was the most painful of feelings until I realized that the inability to reciprocate the same against one’s own will is potentially worse. Rainy Day is my homage to the hope that love isn’t the dystopian video game it tends to come across ever so often in this day and age.’’