Ajay Mathur – Forget About Yesterday
Ajay Mathur’s “Forget About Yesterday” creates a celebratory feel-good song about feeling bad. The arrangements have a dazzling display of ornate detail, from the unique rich medley of instruments to the passionate vocals. Stylistically Ajay Mathur employs elements of indie rock, psychedelic rock, and the blues into a satisfying wholly unique world. Best of all are the thoughtful lyrics the adorn the entirety of the track. A playful stream poetry defines the narrative as the piece unfurls in the most unexpected of ways, including the incorporation of unique wordplay.
Rhythms have a loose, carefree quality to them. Throughout the song Ajay Mathur emphasizes not dwelling on the past but rather to focus on the future. With this forward-thinking approach, the song rushes by in a gorgeous blur of sound. Percussion incorporates a wide variety of textures into the mix as everything swirls about with a tremendous amount of energy. Looping things at times helps to lend the entire piece a virtually hypnotic quality to it, as guitars nearly soar off into the sky. Harmonica works wonders adding to the raw unhinged spirit that so often filters its way into the overall arrangement. Quite majestic in how it all comes together, the final stretch of the song nicely summarizes all that came before it in a warm, inviting fashion.
“Forget About Yesterday” shows off Ajay Mathur’s impressive chops in sculpting a bright bold and beautiful sound, one that looks for optimism.