HUSH HUSH BIZZ SINGLE REVIEW
Emerging Australian singer-songwriter Anirban Jee has just released a stunning new R&B track Mayday. The new song follows the enormous success of his previous singles Deep Down feat. Mary Ann Van Der Horst (2014 X-Factor artist) in 2016 and Undecided feat.
Judd Field in 2014 both of which received generous airplay on commercial and community stations. The success of these tracks sit alongside Anirban’s numerous awards and achievements collected recently, including Songwriter of the year 2018 (Australian Songwriting Contest), Songwriter of the Year 2017 (SongsAlive Australia), Winner of the International Category at the 38th Australian Songwriting Contest 2018, Winner of the Ballad Category at the 38th Australian Songwriting Contest 2018, Winner of Contemporary POP Category at the 35th Australian Songwriting Contest 2017 and many, many more.
Produced by Simon Cohen (Justin Bieber, Will.I.Am, Troye Sivan, Urthboy, Guy Sebastian, Vera Blue, Thelma Plum) one of Australia’s finest engineers and producers, Mayday reveals a troubled relationship, using a relatable lyric and a measured emotional power to create a musical palette that juxtaposes a heart wrenching situation with a warm and soulful sound. The instrumentation relies on a classic assortment: piano, drums, clean electric guitar, and organ. The track delves into the working of an intimate human connection but doesn’t rely on a negative tone but instead offers a sense of hope, as this lyric reveals: Can we turn this thing around / My heart is lost and found / You’ll never be my past. The relaxed groove and the overall sound is slightly retro, tipping its hat to the seventies era of R&B funk pop, as well as adopting touches of smooth jazz, but it’s ostensibly a contemporary track, with Anirban’s voice broadening the scope and style. With its memorable chorus, marvellous musicianship and accessible appeal Mayday is sure to be a big summer hit.