Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ajay Mathur recently released his brand-new single, “I Need You Now.”
Talking about the song, Ajay shares, “If nothing else, recent times have shown us how dearly we need human connection and closeness. Admitting that we are vulnerable or lonely is not always easy, but the rewards can be great. ‘I Need You Now’ is about stepping over our shadows and saying it out loud. I need you. Now!”
Along with Ajay Mathur (vocals, guitars), “I Need You Now” features Fausto Medici (drums, percussion), Gregory Schaerer (bass), Kalyanjit Das (sitar), and Sandip Banerjee (tablas), with Adriana Husy and Patrizia Scarnato on backing vocals.
Born and raised in India, and now living in Switzerland, Ajay’s music blends elements of pop, rock, and Americana with traditional Indian instruments into delicious concoctions of distinctive, original music unlike anything else.
In 2018, his album Little Boat was awarded Germany’s Best English Language Album of the Year 2018, at the 36th German Rock & Pop Awards. Previous releases from Ajay include A Matter of Time, Come See Conquer, and 2015’s Grammy-nominated 9 to 3. Ajay’s music has appeared on the US Top 50 Rock, US Top Independent, US Top 50 AC, and Americana charts, along with being ranked on the European Indie Music charts for 128 uninterrupted weeks.
Joe Hughes of Alternative Nation called Ajay’s music “A Modern Day Masterpiece.”
“I Need You Now” opens on a gleaming sitar rolling into a luscious alt-pop melody featuring infectious layers of sonic textures, rolling on bright, alluring colors. Ajay’s plush, warm voice, rife with the tender yearning for the touch of another human being, imbues the lyrics with effervescent timbres.
Glowing harmonies fill the tune with scrumptious harmonies, adding glossy, enticing dimensions.
Rippling with feel-good energy, “I Need You Now” hums with buoyant waves of sound, imbuing the song with irresistible passion.