Sahana Naresh is an independent singer-songwriter from India. Not too long ago, she released a music video for her debut single, entitled, “Milky Hands,” inspired by the birth of her daughter.
Sahana Naresh – “Milky Hands” music video
“The birth of my daughter inspired this song. The day I met her, I was in a lot of pain. But her beautiful face, when she entered this world, is still etched in my head. The love I have for her only grows each day – even when I went through the most challenging times in my life. Physical pain recovering from childbirth, postpartum depression, and sleep-deprivation. A week or two after I gave birth, I was so overcome with love that, one afternoon, the song just came to me in a flash. Luckily, I had a steno pad and pen next to my bedside. And I managed to jot down the lyrics and record the idea on the phone!” – Sahana Naresh explained
‘Milky Hands’ finds Sahana Naresh navigating through a labyrinth of emotions and sensory experiences that spin a tale of love and joy between mother and daughter. The song echoes the duality of newly found parenthood. Also, “Milky Hands” highlights the unwavering bond of love and the disquiet moments brought on by the anxiety a new mom feels for the safety of her child.
“This world, how will it treat you? For I can only keep you here with me for now.”
“Facing motherhood was quite a challenge, and I took it head-on. And just as I was finding my rhythm and developing some order in all the chaos – this little thing called The Pandemic happened. Between running a makeshift studio in my apartment, recording songs while planes flew above our building (never rent on the approach path to an airport if you are a musician), coordinating across different time zones with my producer in Germany, and entertaining my daughter.
It has all been part of the exciting (and wonderfully exhausting) journey of making this single and EP. Sometimes, these came together in the form of a happy accident. Like when one day my daughter burst into the room babbling loudly while I was in the midst of recording my album. And that vocal outburst went on to become the beginning and end of ‘Milky Hands’ – aka my daughter’s debut performance!” – Sahana Naresh explained
“Your milky hands take me to a familiar place.”
Sahana travels between Seattle and Chennai, pursuing her dual passion for soulful indie music and classical Hindustani vocals. She was born into a family of musicians and grew up viewing the world through melody and the mesmeric strings of her dad’s Veena. Also, her uncles were behind the pioneering ‘70s Indian rock band, Human Bondage.
Sahana listened to an eclectic array of music genres thanks to her parents and uncles. She grew up on Carnatic music intertwined with ‘70s rock and roll influences like The Beatles. Also, her cousin, Keshav Purushotham, a talented artist/producer, introduced her to The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, and Phoenix.
“Milky Hands” single
“‘Milky Hands’ is dedicated to moms everywhere. Whether you are in the throes of diaper runs or in the midst of dealing with teenage angst. You are seen and you are heard. And maybe, you find some solace here.” #judgementfreezone – Sahana Naresh explained
‘Milky Hands’ contains a relatable narrative, ear-pleasing vocals, and tuneful melodies that will resonate well with fans of Lara Samira, Prateek Kuhad, and Norah Jones. The sentimental tune possesses ukulele-driven instrumentation flavored with indie-pop and alternative folk elements. Furthermore, “Milky Hands” serves as a tasty appetizer to what listeners can expect to hear on Sahana Naresh’s upcoming album, entitled, Shore Out Of Reach.
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