Following live appearances at the likes of Frank Turner’s Lost Evenings II, Cambridge Big Weekend, Elderflower Fields and performing to over 10,000 people at London Pride, Indian born now London based singer-songwriter saachisen has made a name for herself as one to watch. The solo talented is back with her new single ‘The Gap’ and we’re very excited to running the premiere!
Understated yet effortlessly impactful, ‘The Gap’ is uplifting, beautiful and honest. Making use of some stunning, perfectly placed vocal harmonies under her controlled, note-perfect lead vocal, saachisen demonstrates her impressive skills as a vocalist, instrumentalist and a songwriter. Ear-worm vocal lines float over the warming backing of piano, acoustic guitar, subtle synths and vocal samples, deep electronic bass and muted beats to create an affecting alt-pop soundscape as comparable to Julia Michaels as it is to the likes of Imogen Heap and Freya Ridings.
Speaking about the meaning behind the single, Saachi explains: “I wrote The Gap shortly after graduating university, when I, like so many other grads, was hit by this overwhelming feeling of uncertainty. I was also missing someone I’d grown close to at uni who had moved away, and I had just started dating somebody new; I think I knew deep down it was just an attempt to distract from that strange, empty feeling I was experiencing. Thankfully that didn’t last long, but this is still one of my favourites of my own songs; apart from being an example of me being really honest to myself, it’s always cathartic and exhilarating to play live.”
An impressive track full of depth and commercial potential, ‘The Gap’ is a brilliant example of how to perfectly embellish gentle piano led songwriting with electronics and production without taking away from the heart and soul of original performance.
‘The Gap’ is released tomorrow, listen early below.