Depression. Anxiety. Setbacks. Low phases.
We’ve all faced some or all of these in our lives, with varying extents and durations. Few people succumb to these, while a lot of people fight their way out. Some derive strength from within and some seek help from others. It’s a long and arduous process. But do we celebrate this extraordinary journey of moving on?
In my first original song titled ‘Chal Pada’ as part of the album Project SWA, I trace the journeys of five protagonists who have seen many storms and bravely fought them. Dropping out of institutions, being a rebel, dealing with perennial anxiety, taking responsibilities of adulthood and having sensory disabilities have not stopped these people from moving forward and succeeding in their lives. For me, this song is a multitude of emotions – uncertainty, release and happiness.
The music video is directed by Sidak Singh and the song is composed and produced by Prasanna Suresh. Project SWA, where I have worked as a singer and curator with different composers, is where I intend to tell eight stories through eight different songs. The other videos will soon release on my YouTube channel.
Anurag Mishra is a singer and songwriter based in Mumbai
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