Boston-based electronic pop artist Advika is sharing her new single “Come Back To Earth.” Advika is a Berklee College of Music student majoring in Electronic Production and Design, and her songs have elements from genres such as jazz, electronic pop, alternative, and subtle Carnatic (South Indian classical). A video of the song will arrive on June 2.
Listen to the track here:
Advika shares talks about the lyrics and cover art of the song:
“The lyrics describe the deep anguish of gradual separation in a relationship that once held a promise, watching them slowly detach themselves from each other. One holds onto the promise and hopes that the other comes back. And when they do decide to come back, it’s too late. There is nothing left anymore. The strongest bonds can be ephemeral if not cared for and nurtured. The song’s energy builds throughout, going from a mournful call to a realization of the end.
“The cover art is an astronaut floating in space with a skull for a face. I made this artwork as the image of someone on earth calling out to the partner who is out in space, hoping with every grain in her being that they can hear her. What she doesn’t know is that they are long gone. The lost astronaut may appear as the lost love, but it is also a metaphor for the relationship as a whole.”
According to the press release:
“Advika’s musical journey started at the age of four, with classical piano. Later, in elementary school, she began her training in Western classical viola as well as Carnatic singing. She subsequently found her love for jazz singing, seeking inspiration in the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Betty Carter. Around the age of 13, she began to write her own music and started experimenting with music production, found sounds, and sound design, incorporating elements from all the genres she loved.”
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