FM PREMIERE: Rohan Solomon unleashes enthralling Indie-Pop anthem ‘Croatia’

"I want the listeners to develop their own story as they listen to it. Music is so subjective, I want people to relate to this album in their own way"
31 October 2023

At the crossroads of New Delhi and New York, the multifaceted singer-songwriter, composer, and producer Rohan Solomon unveils his most recent offering, Croatia, a captivating introduction to his remarkable album, Strung Out to Dry.

Rohan Solomon’s journey from the Indian indie scene, fronting Cyanide, to contributing to a Grammy-winning track in New York with Anderson Paak, showcases a diverse musical palette.

Characterized by its cinematic, orchestral essence and a seamless fusion of timeless elements with contemporary vibes, Solomon’s ambitious conceptual album offers a distinctive and unparalleled musical journey. “Croatia introduces Act 3. This is special because it’s my 20th anniversary as a professional musician. I’m putting together something different and fresh with this album. It’s a double whammy, as it’s an orchestral-meets-concept album. Each song has been carefully chosen to convey a story. At the same time, I want the listeners to develop their own story as they listen to it. Music is so subjective, I want people to relate to this album in their own way,” Solomon explains, offering a glimpse into the narrative intricacies of his musical gem.

Formerly the frontman of New Delhi rock band Cyanide, Strung Out to Dry is a validation of Solomon’s musical evolution, combining acoustic intimacy with unpretentious songwriting and symbolic grandeur. With a band comprising guitars, bass, piano, and drums, Rohan weaves his narrative into an immersive experience, enriched further by the symphonic embrace of a full orchestra.

In 2023, Rohan renews his commitment to mental health awareness with recent releases Serenity and Happy Place, both warmly received tracks that showcase his evolving musicality.

Celebrating his 20th anniversary as a professional musician, Rohan Solomon takes a bold step with this album, presenting an orchestral-meets-concept experience. Each track is carefully chosen to convey a specific story, yet he encourages listeners to develop their own interpretations. “Music is so subjective; I want people to relate to this album in their own way,” expresses the multi-faceted artist.

Strung Out to Dry took nearly four years to complete, recorded across multiple countries, showcasing Solomon’s dedication to crafting a project that seamlessly blends cinematic grandeur with contemporary sensibilities.

As Rohan Solomon navigated the challenge of handpicking songs to compose the album’s narrative, he embarked on a joyful journey. Each song, whether aged or freshly crafted, contributed a unique story and emotional palette.

Rohan Solomon stands proud of Strung Out to Dry, a record that hopes to resonate with listeners and transport them into the captivating world he has meticulously crafted.

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