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‘Here I Rise’

The Khalsa College, Delhi student releases ‘Here I Rise’, the second single from his album, ‘Escaping Reality’.

We introduced Shivam Lohia to you earlier this year, when he released his debut album, ‘Escaping Reality’. The album tells the dream success story of an artist, conveying the 3 phases of success of every artist. Last week, Shivam released a video of the single titled ‘Here I Rise’ — a story of hope, which conveys the second phase of an artist’s story.

About the project, he says, “Even after your breakthrough, success never comes running to you. There are always going to be people, who’ll make you rethink about your decisions, who’ll shake your opinions and beliefs either with their actions or their words but you have to keep your head high because the moment you start listening to the world instead of the fire in your burning heart, it would be the beginning of your downfall. Whenever hate strikes to bring you down, close your eyes, remember your dreams with a clean heart and repeat to yourself “Here I Rise”.”

This project has been written, composed, conceptualised, and led by Shivam, and features 6 other artists in his second single: Smarth Mehta and Vanshika Kaushik on lead vocals, Riya Dugar and Cecilia Mangte on the harmonies, Saksham Singh on the keyboard, and Shivam Lohia on the guitar and percussion. The protagonist is Ananya Gaba.

What has the musician been up to since we last spoke to him? “The second single was a big and tough project.” It took him months to find the right voices, right feel, and right story for this song.

He is currently working on the 3rd song of this album, which will be coming out in 2019.

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By the Editorial Team.