MUMBAI: BBC 2 supported India born singer-songwriter Druv Kent returns with a poignant and haunting electronica infused track, Bit At A Time that speaks to your inner child.
The song is composed and written by Kent and produced with the amazing UK based Calum MacColl (Ronan Keating) and Simon Edwards (David Gray), creating a groove-infused bassline below strong melodic hook lines, fast becoming a signature theme of their collaborations.
Bit At a Time is about that loss of innocence that happens to each of us as we grow up … a little bit at a time. As Kent sings, “you miss the little boy, there’s a man inside the child, he stops to smile, a little bit at a time”, it’s personal, haunting, and resonates stronger given the age we live in where we mourn the loss of a more innocent time."
The animated video directed by longtime Kent collaborator TED Fellow filmmaker Puneet Rakheja speaks directly to that innocence and highlights the simple elegance of the narrative and lets the hypnotic bass and synth do the rest.
After Druv’s recent hits Higher Ground and Till We Meet Again following Back Home, Glitter & Dynamite, Long When We’re Gone, I’m Still Riding, What It’s All About, and Little Bit of God opened the UK, Aus and international markets to a unique voice of socially-relevant contemporary music, Druv delivered 2 Hindi songs in 2019, a cricket world cup anthem and Hindustan Meri Jaan, that took the Indian music scene by storm. The Druv Kent Band has performed in the UK, Europe, Dubai, HK, India and Singapore’s biggest stages. They recently headlined the Asia Television Awards and the Kasauli LitFest.
Bit At A Time – Druv Kent
And then you arrive … and then you smiled
The smell of her breath in your sighs
There is no broken glass littering the aisles
Mist in the air and in the blacks of your eyes
Some promises are made … tossed aside
You mean everything you say, even when you said you lied
Here is a little boy who’s eyes are shining bright
He will grow up … a little bit at a time
You let the world soak in your mind
Friends, they will live without your jokes and your rhymes
You miss the little boy, there’s a man inside the child
He stops to smile … a little bit at a time
Stormclouds fluttering waves crash out of time
The words they will drive you crazy
The pain will drive you wild
Where is my little boy, the frown is turning wide
There is less of him … a little bit at a time
A little bit at a time … a little bit at a time …