Right off the massive success of his debut single “Movie Script,” which soared to #51 on iHeartMedia’s Mediabase Top 40 Activator Chart, New York-based pop sensation A-Zal returns with yet another soul-stirring musical odyssey “Lonely Town,” set to drop on October 6, 2023.
Promising to be a profound musical journey that captures the essence of A-Zal’s personal and professional journey, “Lonely Town,” is more than just a song; it’s a heartfelt tribute to A-Zal’s own experiences and the city that became his muse. A-Zal made a bold decision to migrate to the USA in 2018, leaving behind everything he knew. He settled in the vibrant heart of New York City to pursue his dream of making it in the American music industry. In the midst of the city’s glitz and glamour, A-Zal discovered a profound sense of loneliness that inspired this powerful track.
The lyrics of “Lonely Town” poetically compare the city to a companion who walked with him through the trials and tribulations of his journey. Lyrics like “right beneath your walking feet, I’ll be your home” vividly express his struggles and unwavering determination to succeed. The song beautifully encapsulates the emotional rollercoaster of his pursuit, from not having a physical home to finding solace in the bustling streets of New York.
In the accompanying music video for “Lonely Town,” A-Zal takes viewers on a captivating journey through the heart of New York City, offering a poignant visual representation of his personal journey. Shot in an evocative black and white, the video perfectly encapsulates the song’s essence as A-Zal strolls through the bustling streets of the metropolis, guitar in hand, and strums his way into the souls of passersby. From quiet moments on a park bench amidst the city’s relentless hustle to candid scenes of subway rides and taxi cab encounters, the video beautifully mirrors the song’s lyrical narrative, highlighting the artist’s quest to find a connection and belonging in this captivating yet sometimes ‘lonely town.’
Speaking of the track, A-Zal says:
“‘Lonely Town’ is a song I wrote during my early struggle days in New York when I lived off tips I received for my performances at the subway train stations. To bring my music to the West and live the American Dream, I made a bold decision in 2018 to migrate to the USA. I moved to New York, a city with a unique charm which pulls people like a magnet from all over the world. However, I felt there was also a lonely side to the city which had a totally different story. I started here with nothing in my hands and felt lonely even while I walked the buzzing streets filled with glamour. Eventually, it was New York City that held my hands, the wind below my wings, and my home. This song is my way of giving a tribute to New York.”
A-Zal’s remarkable journey is a testament to his extraordinary talent and resilience. After migrating to the USA, he swiftly collaborated with major film studios, including Marvel Studios, CBS Network, and Netflix, earning acclaim for his soundtracks in popular series.
Now in his new musical chapter, A-Zal continues to stand tall among the top 51 charting artists, proudly representing the independent music scene as the first pop artist of Indian origin to achieve this feat.
Born in India and immersed in British pop culture during his formative years in London, A-Zal’s unique blend of influences brings a fresh perspective to his sound. His soulful voice and the ability to create resonant melodies have earned him comparisons to the likes of Ed Sheeran, and his debut single has made waves in the American pop scene.
A-Zal’s story is one of courage, tenacity, and musical brilliance, and “Lonely Town” serves as a touching chapter in his journey. Get ready to embark on this musical voyage with A-Zal as he pays homage to the city that welcomed him with open arms, through the rhythm of his unique narrative and melodious expression.
“Lonely Town” is now available to stream on all major digital streaming platforms, adding a vibrant and feel-good touch to your music playlist!