MOD­ERN ROCKER’S SEC­OND COM­ING

Mem­bers of rock band Barefaced Liar say that while their mu­sic has evolved, the sound is nearly the same

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth. goyal@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

While many in­de­pen­dent mu­si­cians like to ex­per­i­ment with dif­fer­ent gen­res, Delhi-based rock group Barefaced Liar in­sists on stick­ing to its unique style. The band, which was formed in 2008 by Ak­shay Chowd­hary and Su­mant Balakr­ish­nan, re­leased its sec­ond al­bum Mind Over Mat­ter re­cently. The duo be­lieves that the band’s sound hasn’t changed much over the years. “I don’t think we have changed much, since it’s only Bala and I writ­ing the com­po­si­tions. Our sound re­mains pretty much the same for the lat­est al­bum as well,” says Ak­shay. Over the course of eight years, the Toe The Line hit­mak­ers have recorded with sev­eral mu­si­cians and be­lieve that their new al­bum is a re­flec­tion of their ma­tu­rity in the mu­sic industry. “I’d like to be­lieve that it’s a more evolved sound from us. I mean, we have short­ened the du­ra­tion of each song. So, un­like the last al­bum, the gui­tar so­los don’t last for 4-5 min­utes. The songs are more stream­lined and there are more lyrics than just mu­sic. From that per­spec­tive, one can say that this al­bum is very dif­fer­ent from our last one,” says Balakr­ish­nan, adding, “We also did shows across the coun­try and that changed our per­spec­tive about how peo­ple en­joy mu­sic. When one of our songs was played on the ra­dio, we re­alised that it’s time to make mu­sic for peo­ple as well.”

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