4 We’ve Got the Blues!

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Rudy and Tipriti of the pop­u­lar blues rock band, Soul­mate, talk to Cosmo about their re­cent gig with Fox Trav­eller’s show, Sound Trek, which has artists trav­el­ling all over In­dia to col­lab­o­rate with lo­cal mu­si­cians.

1 What was it like, shoot­ing for Sound Trek?

Rudy: ‘It was won­der­ful! In the be­gin­ning we were wor­ried about the weather and if we could shoot in the places we had planned to, but it all went off smoothly!”

2 So where ex­actly did you shoot, then?

Rudy: “We shot in and around Shillong. One doesn’t have to go very far to get away from the hus­tle of ci­tylife.”

3 And who did you col­lab­o­rate with?

Rudy: “With four lo­cal Khasi folk mu­si­cians— Me­ban, Freddy, Mai and Vin­cent. We’d never done any­thing like this be­fore so it was a real thrill, but we also won­dered if we could pull it off. We de­cided to re­cre­ate Set Me Free from our sec­ond al­bum called Mov­ing On.”

4 What projects are you work­ing on cur­rently?

Rudy: “We are wait­ing for Shan­tanu Hud­likar to fin­ish the mix on our new al­bum right now. We’re set to re­lease in the first week of Septem­ber!”

Tipriti: “Round Midnight by Le­disi; New Moon by Jimmy Her­ring; and Why You Wanna Mess It All Up? by Rachelle Fer­rell. Rudy: “Moun­tain Climb­ing by Moun­tain; a com­pi­la­tion of Blues from Jakarta; the en­tire Lifeboat al­bum by Jimmy Her­ring; and a com­pi­la­tion of Muddy Wa­ters’ songs.”

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