Acoustic Sessions

Hi guys!

I know it’s been a while since I posted. That doesn’t mean I wasn’t upto anything. In fact, I’ve been doing quite a bit.

My vacations just got over and I’ve started my 4th semester of college!

Today I want to show you what I was up to during my break. One of those things was Acoustic Sessions.

Over December, I decided to shoot videos of me playing my guitar completely acoustic and live. No backing vocal tracks, no double takes, no part-by-part recording. Guitar and mic, plain and simple. I released four Acoustic Sessions videos in four weeks. Two original songs (including a new one that I’d made this December!) and two covers.

Here’s the playlist of those four. Have fun and let me know what you think!

-Mayank

It’s The Time for It’s The Time!

So… the album is out. Out into the world. For anyone and everyone to listen.

Including you.

So listen.

It’s The Time is a compilation of some of the work I’ve done over the past 4 years, all in chronological order.

The songs in this release range from being written in 9th grade on school notebooks (In My Head, for example) to very recently completed after the 12th Boards.

I really hope you enjoy listening to these as much as I enjoyed creating them.

I sincerely thank Pips&Kooks for organising a photo shoot and providing me with the glorious cover art I have for this release.

I’m also grateful that Keese (@keese434) approached me to remix My Soul and allowed me to add his remix into this album.

Lots of love and peace,
Mayank

It’s The Time… For An Announcement!

Hello there!

So as you know, I’ve been back into making and releasing music for almost 3 months now. I’ve released 3 new singles till date and this was all to lead up to the huge release at the end of summer.

Today’s the date for the announcement of the aforementioned release.

I present to you… It’s The Time! That’s going to be the name of the release I plan for later this summer!

Recently I was part of a photo shoot organised by the lovely Pips&Kooks to get some great cover art for this release I speak of. Want to see how that went? Here’s a behind the scenes:

 

So that was a ton of fun. More stuff is planned. You will love it.

Until next time.
Mayank

New Single for June 2014!

New Single for June 2014!

Hello there! So it’s the 1st of June and I have a brand new single out, just for you guys. This one is featuring a good friend of mine, Saachi Narayan.

Give it a listen and let me know what you think!

Also, free download as always. Enjoy!

Decided To Try Something New On Instagram

Hey there.

So today morning I was bored as hell after getting up and I wanted to do something new. So I posted a 15 second cover of Yellowcard’s ‘Ocean Avenue’ on Instagram! My inspiration was totally Us The Duo (google em up if you haven’t heard of them. Their Vines are amazing.).

Here it is!

#oceanavenue #yellowcard #guitar #morning good morning people 😄

A post shared by m a y a n k s e h g a l (@mayanksehgal) on

Let me know what you think.

Mayank

New Track Release After a Two Year Hiatus

Hey guys!

Like I promised that there would be more music coming up, yesterday night I released a brand new single off of my upcoming album. It’s called ‘why don’t we run away’!

I think this is a track a lot of you might relate to – specially the current 11th and 12th graders I know.

Please do give it a listen and let me know what you think.

Download here.

5 Artists You Didn’t Know Existed

Today, I’m going to tell you about 5 artists that you probably didn’t know existed.

#1 : CJ Trillo


So, this rapper is freaking amazing. I started listening to him more than 2 years back, starting with his album/mixtape ‘Ars Gratia Artis’. I then heard ‘Trill Life’ and trust me, that mixtape as a whole was absolutely amazeballs. I mean, you could listen to it end to end and not skip a single song – and I’m not lying at all. Then came ‘Heavy’ which, according to me, wasn’t his best work ever. However, he was back with another release this year, ‘Nostalgia – Vol. 1’ and I was blown away in true CJ Trillo fashion.

His lyrics are so hard-hitting that honestly they give you goosebumps. Unlike many other artists today, he’s absolutely true to his work and truly loves his fans. And the love is reciprocated – he’s got 7000 downloads and 100,000 plays on his latest tape!

He’s got a dedicated music producer and manager now and it looks like he’s going big.

Amazing.

Also, here’s my favourite song of his so far:

#2 : Coyote Theory


I discovered these guys through a piratebay promo a few years back. Their latest stuff isn’t all that great, but their Color – EP was really, really good! Specially the songs ‘Art of Understanding’, ‘Vibe’ and ‘This Side of Paradise’. They really took indie-rock to a totally new level.

Plus, their video for Vibe was genius.

#3 : Felly


So I discovered this guy on YouTube while searching for videos related to Native Instruments’ Maschine. (That’s a sample pad controller/sampling software, for the uninitiated). I absolutely love his vibe. He’s got this really chilled out attitude which has a pretty magnetic power – his 25k subs on YouTube really show that. His lyrics aren’t all that fantastic though, to be honest, but his beats: wow. So chill, so smooth, so rad. He’s got a real flair for sampling the dopest chops from his amazing vinyl collection. I must admit I’m quite jealous of his life though. He seems like he’s having a good time – and he brags about it in his music.

#4 : Young The Giant


I happened to come across these California guys in a SPIN Magazine iTunes playlist in 2011 with their ‘Apartment’. Believe it or not, their frontman is an Indian who went to Stanford. And dropped out. Every Indian parent’s dream, right? They are another alternative band I really like. Specially their songs ‘Apartment’ and ‘Cough Syrup’.

Fun fact: Sameer Gadhia (the frontman and vocalist) looks like Nick from New Girl’s twin brother. Heheh.

#5 : Me!


No, Me! is not an artist’s name. I’m referring to myself! I’ve been making music since 2011 and putting em up on SoundCloud since 2012, when I released my debut EP, The Better Side. On the top right corner of this page, you can see a link which says ‘SoundCloud Tracks’. There are my songs! Alternatively, click on SoundCloud under ‘Web Presence’ on the left side bar of this page. Or click here.

I’m mainly into Pop/Hip-Hop/Acoustic (varied genres, I know) but this summer I plan to release more stuff which is acoustic based.

Meanwhile…

That is all.