Zaeden announces debut album… and a release date!
By Bryan Durham - September 23, 2020
One still remembers Zaeden’s early forays into singing and songwriting with much fondness. In a short time since representing India at some of the biggest music festivals including Tomorrowland and Marenostrum, and at legendary clubs like Ushuaïa, Pacha, and Privilege in Ibiza as a DJ/producer, Zaeden (real name: Sahil Sharma) has broken the mould again and again.
The 25-year-old producer has graduated from music producing with the ease of a veteran to now releasing his debut album as a singer-songwriter. Earlier today, he announced his debut album GENESIS 1:1 after months of anticipation from fans.
There’s a release date, too! Get ready for your Christmas present as GENESIS 1:1 drops on December 25 (Christmas Day) as an independent release in collaboration with music distribution giant Believe Digital.
Featuring six fresh songs apart from the previously released ‘kya karoon?’ and ‘dooriyan,’ there’s much to look forward to.
Speaking to bandook about the new chapter in his career, Zaeden says, “It’s a complete 180 for me as an artist. It’s both liberating and intimidating to be here right now announcing my debut album. All through the journey (so far) I was inquisitive and sometimes clueless and would like to think about the process as my teacher. I had to pick up quirks on the way and figure how those define my sound and adding to this mix was a great team of producers who helped my sound stand out. I think it’s my first step towards everything new.”
A heartfelt project for Zaeden, he has composed and written all the songs on the album, chronicling his emotional moments and real-life experiences.
Putting this together in the middle of what can only define as a chaotic moment in history, Zaeden sounds like a man with a plan. “We all find things that push us to be ‘us’ in all this chaos; this is my canvas of chaos, this is the best me that I could try to be, and ‘GENESIS 1:1’ is the epicenter for me in the literal sense,” he added.
Amidst the lockdown, he released ‘kya karoon?’ reminiscent of his one-sided school time love story with an accompanying music video shot in Goa.
Within a month, he followed it up with ‘dooriyan,’ a song that perfectly captured the feeling of lovers separated due to the pandemic, and dropped a music video with social media star, Aashna Hegde in association with the online dating application, Bumble.
And now with the album drop, the young star is making some bold moves. While everyone is busy adapting to the “new normal”, Zaeden is gearing up to redefine the meaning of an independent artist.
Godspeed, we say!>