It’s India’s 69th Independence Day, and what better way to celebrate India than with music! The well-known Indo-Canadian singer, Shweta Subram, has collaborated with Qyuki and the American composer, Ken Coleman, to present, “India” – a catchy ballad about someone discovering herself in India. Shweta’s voice is the perfect fit for the song and takes the track to all new heights. The music video showcases Shweta as she blissfully wanders in solitude and reminisces along her journey in India. The video producer, Jibran Khan, blended shots of various Indian attractions seamlessly complimenting the seeker’s journey in song.
Throughout all of history, India has watered the root of every spiritual tradition and attracted mystics and seekers asking the question “Who am I?” The song “India” is about one such seeker returning to the land of her ancestral roots. The song is composed with a unique fusion of Western and Indian instrumentation and features the sitar maestro Ravi Chary, with Debu Nayak on tabla, Preetinder Singh Dhinsa on taus, Bob Hatter on guitar, David Santos on bass, and Peter Young on drums. This project was recorded in Mumbai, Nashville, Northern Virginia, and Ottawa and mixed and mastered by Nicolas Laget. “India” has been produced by Ken and Peter Young.
Shweta Subram has brought Indian music to the mainstream North American audience through her collaboration with The Piano Guys. In addition, she has lent her voice for Dil-e-Nadaan with Ayushmann Khurrana for Hawaizaada, performed at the IIFA Awards with Salim-Sulaiman, featured with Shankar Tucker for Mere Saajan Sun Sun, and has released a tribute to evolution of Bollywood music. She performed the Indian and Canadian national anthems in front of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper when the former visited Canada, and is the youngest vocalist of South Asian origin to have performed at the esteemed Carnegie Hall in New York.