December 7, 2018
Druv Kent, a singer-songwriter who left his blooming banking career to follow his passion for music has released his new single ‘Back Home' this November. Druv Kent is the first Asia-based musician to have his music backed for two decades by the UK’s BBC Radio. With his organic, earthy and lyrically rich song, the financer-turned-musician seeks meaning in a shifting world with its folk-pop sounds blended with the musical fuel of his Indian heritage. After receiving much acclaim in the UK, Singapore, Australia and India with several singles such as What it’s All About, I’m Still Riding, and Little Bit of God, Druv’s latest Back Home was shot in India.
Druv Kent – Back Home
The hi-end video to the single, Co-written by Druv and video Director, Puneet Rakheja, is set in Kolkata, the city where Druv was born and called home for many years. The video presents a journey of three characters taking a ride “home” in the city’s iconic yellow taxi; each of them de-layering over their journey to reveal their true selves on their way “Back Home”. A dramatic unmasking parallels the song’s rise in energy to explode at the end.
Druv Kent, singer-songwriter
Druv said, “It’s a flowing melody with evocative lyrics about identity and aspiration, about being who we truly are, and who we are capable of being, if we let go of our inhibitions.” The singer describes ‘home’ as our haven of comfort and prompts the question, what really is home? "A physical place or a virtual space where you can be yourself, without judgement, where we can shed the external layers we each wear.”
The track showcases Druv’s distinctive vocal style and ability to create memorable melodic hooks within an intimate, warm sonic scape that carves out a unique space in the current musical landscape and looks set to become another major milestone for Druv.
Talking about the song and the inspiration, Druv says, the nostalgic feeling of missing his home back in Kolkata, led him to write the lyrics, “I wanted to go back to the time of innocence, where I can shed the external layers I wear.” Kent added, “The song lures you in, while the bassline gets your pulse racing and, before you know it, the song has wrapped itself around you … back home.”
Link of the song Back Home – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e7Ksc0ZetI&feature=youtu.be
About Druv Kent
In 2013, Dhruv Shrikent quit a top-notch position in Deutsche Bank to follow his dreams and let Druv Kent, the musician in him, finally take charge. Less than 2 years later, in January 2015, his first single ‘Little Bit of God’ from his debut album ‘About Time’ was released. Kent was born and raised in Kolkata, went to boarding school in Dehradun and college in the United States. As a child, he trained in Hindustani vocals, drums and tabla, including briefly under the tutelage of the renowned maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar. All through, Druv’s ear was always drawn to the Western sounds. Says Druv, “My heart is in vocals and percussions, but I play guitar and keyboards, more as compositional tools rather than for performing purposes.” In 2012, Druv sang for a Bollywood song with Agnee, the Pune-based Hindi rock band (‘Paa Paraa Paa’ in the film Aalaap), which he found to be transformative towards taking his music once again more seriously."