Our Music Special sieves through an eclectic mix of talented musicians, to introduce a select few who are generating quite the stir in the music industry. In an exclusive interview with Anoushka Shankar, Norah Jones candidly shares her experiences about working with Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) on her brand new album, Little Broken Hearts. After a long hiatus, the EDM demi-god, Paul van Dyk introduces his world of music to platform_, as he takes us through his journey, his collaborations with some of the best names and his new album, Evolution. As The Rolling Stones turn 50, they take us on a visual expedition, reliving their best times in music history. Our Listed section brings together an array of artists who’ve done groundbreaking work in the music arena. Forecast underscores the upcoming, talented musicians who are being recognized for their skill, soul and sound. There is all this and much more. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect from the pages of our issue that hits the stands next week!
An Exclusive Norah Jones by Anoushka Shankar
A concept album, Norah’s Little Broken Hearts is based on a hypothetical break up, delving into different aspects of a break up. ‘Each song is kind of a weird perspective on all these different feelings that people can go through after something like that, and it’s like, one day you’re crazy and one day you want to sing and you’re so happy. One day you’re sad, one day you want to kill someone – we all go through different phases.’ – Norah Jones.
Musician Paul Van Dyk
Paul van Dyk talks about his struggle while working on Evolution – ‘I was tearing my heart out and putting it back together and creating music in the process. It was not the easiest album for me to make, especially after five years, but I’m very proud of the outcome… I was just trying to create music that I believe is worth listening to.’
The Rolling Stones 50
The iconic band known for some of the greatest hits of our times, celebrates five decades of creating good music together through a series of curated photographs. ‘This is our story of fifty fantastic years. We started out as a blues band playing the clubs and more recently we’ve filled the largest stadiums in the world with the kind of show that none of us could have imagined all those years ago. Curated by us, it features the very best photographs and ephemera from and beyond our archives.’ –The Stones.
From National Award winner, Joi Barua to Aditya Balani from the Aditya Balani Group, we handpick musicians who are pied-piping their way to fame.
Skill, Soul & Sound | Musicians Nush Lewis + Jordan Johnson + Keshav Dhar + Anish Sood + Dilpreet Bhatia
platform_ throws the spotlight on the emerging artists who are being applauded for their unique sound.
Tigers in Red Weather | Writer Liza Klaussmann
Liza Klaussmann the great-great-great grand daughter of acclaimed writer Herman Melville. Her debut novel, Tigers in Red Weather had eight book companies vying for publishing rights. Now having garnered quite a buzz months before the book has even hit the shelves, Liza is touted as the next literary wonder! (Published by Pan Macmillan in India).
Burning the Midnight oil… | Actor Satya Bhabha
We meet the new face on celluloid as he tells us about his career and how he bagged one of the most life-changing roles in cinema – that of Saleem Sinai in Deepa Mehta’s forthcoming, Midnight’s Children.
Shaken, not Stirred | Filmmaker Homi Adajania
After a seven-year hiatus, the Being Cyrus film director, Homi Adajania revisits the director’s turf, this time with Cocktail, exploring a genre he never has before.
X Ray | Artist Tushar Waghela
With a strong urge to look inside things and people and search for the truth, using the medium of X-ray, Tushar explores the tension between surface and self, and the multiplicity of voices that crowd our heads daily.
The prolific Dr. Tharoor gives us a peek into his latest book, Pax Indica: India and the World of the Twenty-first Century… ‘It’s a sort of big ideas book about India’s foreign policy and our place in the world in the 21st century. I think foreign policy is ultimately a tool to ensure the welfare, security and prosperity of the Indian people but in turn we have a responsibility to play a role in the world and that is what the book tries to describe.’
Word Play | Graphic Designer Geetika Alok
Known for her visually eccentric word forms, this young type designer has already established a coveted foothold in the design industry for having worked with brands like Getty Images, Penguin and Wallpaper* Magazine.
The Snow Queen | Playwright Anupama Chandrasekhar + Theatre Director Rosamunde Hutt
We all are familiar with Hans Christian Andersen’s story of The Snow Queen. Two centuries later, playwright Anupama Chandrasekhar spins a playful rendition of the classic and sets the story in India. In collaboration with British Council India, UK’s reputed Trestle Theatre brings the production to India on a multi-city tour in August!
The Twilight Players
The charming trio known for their exemplary, entertaining performances, have worked with some of the biggest names in the industry. They add the spunk to our fashion spread._