Mumbai-based Art/Alt-Rock band Daira have released their latest single ‘Basar’ on 25th September, accompanied by a music video. The date also marks 5 years since the release of Daira’s debut self-titled album. Daira’s latest release talks about recognizing your talent, pursuing it and keeping at it. The song is a homage to everyone who identifies their passion, does not hesitate in taking the tough road and makes a livelihood out of what they are respected for. “Since the inception of the band, we have been experimenting with our songwriting. With Basar, we had approached a simpler songwriting process with an aim to reach out to a wider audience.” says the band’s frontman and lyricist Piyush Kapoor. The music video features some notable names from the music industry like Arunaja, Siddharth Basrur, Sahil Khattar, Anand Bhaskar, MC Mawali, 100RBH and others. The video has been compiled and edited by Fahad Sheikh.
In these gloomy times where the global pandemic has impaired the functionality of mankind and the world is limping back to normalcy, the 5 minutes and 13 seconds long song sets the tone of inspiration. The chorus ‘Wahan Basar tu bana, jahan qadar ho teri wahan’ translates to ‘Make your livelihood out of what you are recognized for’. Basar was composed back in 2016 with the starting lineup of the band consisting of Chaitanya Bhaidkar on guitars and Govind Gawli on the bass. The song has been mixed and mastered by Arsh Sharma of electronic-act ‘FuzzCulture’. Along with the release of Basar, Daira is also kickstarting a patreon account that will accept contributions from the people who believe in the band’s music.
Having released 3 full-length albums since their inception, Daira is now venturing into the route of releasing singles frequently and possibly leading it up to an EP or an album. Basar is the first of many singles that Daira has in store in the coming months.