Rohan Solomon is a singer-songwriter, composer, vocal coach and audio engineer, all rolled into one. Well-known in the Indian Indie Circles as the vocalist of Delhi-based Alt-Rock outfit Cyanide, Rohan started exhibiting his musical abilities at a rather early age.
In the era of Channel V Launchpad and the Great Indian Rock concerts, Cyanide was successful in making its presence felt in significant Indie Rock events of the country, in a short span of time. Rohan moved to New York a few years ago, where he met his soon to be new bandmates – ‘By Chance’ and the trio of business partners, decided to name themselves after their fortuitous coming together for the love of music. During his time in New York Rohan also was a part of a Grammy Award winning track called Bubblin by Anderson Paak, in the capacity of an assistant engineer.
His latest music video titled ‘Keep Holding On’ features people from 20 different cities, across 9 countries along with artistes such as Chezin (Gurgaon, India), Sasha Prendes (New York, USA) and TikTok sensation of trio The Heichel Sisters (Ohio, USA) among others. The track is sung, composed, produced and mixed by Rohan Solomon and Mastered by Vinnie Pagano.
‘Keep Holding On’ addresses the feelings of exasperation, depression, anxiousness that every one of us is going through but the track is essentially about unity and hope. “For the first time in recent history, every single human being is being affected by a singular threat. This lockdown has changed everyone’s lives. Keep Holding On aims to bring hope to those who may be feeling low or alone, depressed or struggling with cabin fever-which is almost all of us. It’s about people from different parts of the world coming together and singing together through the digital medium, putting forth a united front saying we’ll beat this and triumph together. All we have to do is hold on to hope, keep holding on to something good… There will be tomorrow. For now, we can’t stress enough on this … STAY HOME … This too shall pass,” says Rohan
The song has a very urban pop feel with a hint of electronic sound. True to Rohan’s style, the track carries a pop chorus and vocal harmony, along with a mixture of electronic drums, synth, live guitars and live percussions.