As a 90’s kid, I’ve always been a big fan of the Indian band Euphoria. For those who don’t know, the band was formed back in 1988 by Palash Sen and his friends. They were majorly responsible for the rise in popularity of Indian pop music back in the 90’s. Tbh, I’m not a fan just because of their music, but because they are one of the only ones who use their songs to voice social issues.
On World Music Day, Euphoria dropped their new single ‘Mai Hoon.. I am’ for a web documentary series ‘SOS – Survivors of Suicide.’ It’s dedicated to everyone who struggles through this bitter sweet symphony called life. The song keeps a hopeful undertone to inspire people to keep marching on against all odds.
If it doesn’t give you goosebumps, nothing will.
“I have been battling an entire system that does not support non-film music. I have been doing it for 20 years now and the fight takes a toll! Since childhood, I was always that shy kid, the social misfit,” lead singer/writer Palash Sen told IANS. “This song was my reassurance to myself that people like me belong here. This song was my light at the end of the tunnel. I have been to the brink of giving up and have come back because of my family, my band mates and the dhoomers and Euphorians around the world.”
Everyone on Twitter is also just as floored by the song. People are appreciating Euphoria for creating meaningful music in the age of terrible remixes and remakes.
It’s disheartening to see that songs like Selfish get millions of views in a couple of hours, while song that deserve more ears fail to create a hype. Really hope this song picks up!