Arushi Jain “Zid”

Self-proclaimed modular princess Arushi Jain jets off to outer space via third eye hypnosis on on her new single, “Zid.” Square waves rise and fall like tides governing celestial travel as repetitive synths push through a granular aural fog. From the track description, we learn:

“‘Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo’ – written by Pakistani poet Fayyaz Hashmi about the abstract nature of heartbreak through separation, and popularised by ghazal singer Farida Khanum – provides the song’s spectral point-of-departure.”

Those deep feelings permeate the winding tones as acid-infused bass lines rise up through the floor. Jain took pieces of the vocals from that song and broke them to bits, reprocessing them, and using them as a percussive element throughout “Zid.” It provides a disorienting effect, similar to the feelings experienced in extreme isolation. Offset by Jain’s divine, reverb-soaked voice, the dichotomy pushes the track further and further out into the cosmos; a dance anthem for the interstellar crowd.

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