From the brilliant mind of singer-songwriter David Britto, “Carnaby” sets the tone for Arrow’s highly anticipated EP, “Friends Tonight, Strangers Again”. The song is nostalgic and reminiscent of the 1960s, tailoring listeners’ ears to a sultry sound and rich production. Arrows collaborates with Saurabh Roy, the frontman of The Lightyears Explode, a Mumbai-based band. While experimenting, collaborating, and discovering new sounds, Arrows keeps fans waiting and anticipating the latest releases. “Carnaby” is no different, shining on its own from the heart of its lyrics.
Starting with a feel-good rock intro, “Carnaby” already sets the tone of the entire song, with the electric guitar shining through. A trumpet sound rages through, and the music starts strong. Saurabh Roy and Bombay Brass take the vocals on the track. As the song continues, Saurabh Roy’s voice continues to lead the production of the song and light up the properties of the music. Towards the end, the sound crowds together for a more intimate feel. We hear an echo of vocalization, and the song ends dramatically and epically.
For Britto, this song is a part of him that has come to life. After writing the lyrics, his excitement is felt throughout the music, and the words connect listeners to a part of his soul.
“‘Carnaby’ is one of the older songs I’ve written and I’m glad that it is finally seeing the light of day. The song itself talks about living in a different, somewhat simpler time. It includes the musical talents of Saurabh Roy and Bombay Brass, artists who are poles apart sonically yet help bring this song to life so brilliantly.”
~ David Britto (Arrows)
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