How did you approach Cry for Kashmir, your first release under the name Aaroon?
This E.P. is the outcome of 2020 and 2021, being locked down in my Berlin home and recording my favorite musicians and instruments from all around the world. I was very free from any distraction because I was not playing shows and traveling, so I got to dig deeper into my own soul to release emotional energy like I have never done before. I also wanted to share a newfound positive view of the world. The title Cry for Kashmir is a reminder of the many forgotten wars and crises occurring around the world. I'm not a particularly political person, but I believe music is powerful. We must hope for a better future where global peace and humanity is a reality.
Cry for Kashmir
Aaroon’s E.P. Cry for Kashmir is simultaneously a statement on half-forgotten crises occurring around the world, an optimistic nudge towards global peace, and a testament to the power of art, created on the belief that music can physically affect anything from a human brain down to the structure of a snowflake.