Switzerland Psych-Rocker, Ajay Mathur, is a Grammy nominated musician and formless human shape that has cultivated a transformative outlook on life as a citizen of the world. Throughout his latest album release, ‘Little Boat’, Ajay awakens creativity within listeners through a surround-sound glimpse into the mind of a seasoned and inquisitive individual.
Kicking off with the first track, “Here’s the Love”, Ajay lyrically reminds an individual that has come into his world that he is a flawed human being that has surrendered to simply being over soothing acoustic instrumental that aid in igniting a grounded emotional element. The second track, “Forget About Yesterday”, speaks to the present as Bluesy instrumentals and an uplifting melody create an expansive environment that invites listeners to step within their current life experience and allow themselves to overcome the notion to turn back around into a version of themselves that no longer suits their desires. “Start Living Again” is the third track that highlights Ajay’s vocals and inspirits listeners with a boost of confidence and agility to overcome the notion of perfection and get out into the world to experience both themselves and what this wide open world has to offer. The fourth track, “Grooving in Paris (All My Choices)”, creates a smooth and sultry aura of mystery that leads into a lyrical escape into seduction as Ajay explores the variety of choices that he has within his life and which steer him from embodying his highest version of himself.
“Little Boat” is the title and fifth track that is reminiscent of Steely Dan as Ajay lyrically allows the sea to serve as a mediator that snaps him out of his delusion and leads him into a transcendent state of compassion for both himself and the world around him. The sixth track, “There We Are (Do It Right or Not at All)”, is a mollifying instrumental realm of contemplation in which Ajay lyrically dissects an interpersonal relationship and how it has influenced each individual within their own journeys. If you’re a fan of Tom Petty, then the seventh track, “My Wallet Is a House of Cards”, speaks directly to our modern-world and millenials that are missing out on the opportunity to travel the world and choosing a life of materialism which in turn, distracts an individual from their greatest treasures within. “While I’m Still Standing Here” is the ninth track that is a reflective and modest dive into the deep end as Ajay shakes off his skeletons and asks himself questions that lead him into a place of appreciation for his ability to share his music with the world. Untangling his mind over the tenth track, “All Your Thoughts”, Ajay blends instrumentals that speak to both fans of Rock and Country as he lyrically sets himself free from wrestling with personal judgement. “Who’s Sorry Now” is the eleventh track that picks up the pace and takes listeners into an engaging place of warmth as Ajay’s vulnerability speaks to the soul. Closing out with “Kartehuus (My Wallet Is a House of Cards)”, Ajay’s showcases his bilingual abilities as he converses and welcomes a variety of cultures into his musical world.
Between lyricism that is grounded in astute observation, reflective acoustic guitar and the seasoned life that Ajay is living, ‘Little Boat’ is the musical retreat for wise souls that have surrendered the need to contro. If you’re a fan of fellow musicians such as The Doobie Brothers, Eric Clapton and Fleetwood Mac, then check out Ajay’s discography on Soundcloud.
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