Many have traveled the down the same trails blazed by songwriting legends like Bob Dylan or Tom Petty, but many have come off more as troubadours paying tribute than as an original. Ajay Mathur may be indebted to those names, but he’s clearly making his own way in his own right.
Painting soundscapes with a diverse palette of funk, psych and Americana, Mathur touches on thematics that humorous, political and romantic, all pulled from real life. Indian-born and Switzerland-based, the songwriter’s eclectic experiences can’t help but bleed into his music.
New single, “My World (SOS To The Universe),” is a perfect entry point into Mathur’s sound with a structure similar to My Morning Jacket’s freaky “Holdin’ On To Black Metal.” Give it a stream below and look for more from Ajay Mathur here.