MUMBAI: Indo-American singer-songwriter Subhi who has been releasing her original Hindi singles like Aagosh (Reprise), Cage, Naqaab, and Mehfil, has now released her second English single, Wake Me Up. The song is a part of her EP scheduled to release by the end of this year and the beginning of 2021. This was the last song she recorded physically sitting in her Producer Chris .G. Wright's studio.
Wake Me Up is the darkest song on the EP. It is a very moody, modern, and relevant song to current times. This song reached the semi-finals round in the 'Unsigned Only' competition this year.
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Speaking about the song, derived from an individuals’ perspective, Subhi says, "I wrote it right before quarantine happened. During that time we were hearing news about coronavirus spreading across the world and how it was now in the US. This was during the first week of March when I had planned a trip to LA to work with producers on a couple of songs but with the pandemic taking over USA, I was not sure if it was the right thing to do. We took the risk and flew to LA, taking the utmost precaution throughout the trip. There was a sense of sadness, a sense of worry, hopelessness which was surrounding me - looking at everything around me and how I kind of knew this might be the last time that I’ll be travelling anywhere, at least for a couple of months.”
Wake Me Up is a song about that time, about the fear of being lonely, about hopelessness, helplessness, and trying to find a way to remove the darkness from the world. I say in this song - Wake Me Up…Now…pull me up from the dark’ because somewhere inside me I am hoping things don’t get worse but they did,” the singer-songwriter further adds.
Earlier this month, Subhi’s Hindi single ‘Chaand Ka Chilka’ won ‘Honorable Mention’ in the world music category of the renowned International Songwriting Competition 2019. Subhi’s song ‘Wake Me Up’ has just entered the semi-final round for the 'Unsigned Only' 2020 Competition in USA.
Subhi is raising the bar internationally, spreading Indian music and culture worldwide. All her songs are related to her personal experience of breaking barriers, overcoming fears, and rising above all the negativities the world is in right now.