Tarana Komorebi’s (popularly often called Komorebi) newest album, The Fall, is her dream venture in a number of methods. For one, it attracts on her childhood concepts of a futuristic character. It realises an idea she imagined in her early 20s. It is an formidable album with surreal digital sounds and sci-fi visuals made with Unreal Engine, a 3D sport creation platform. But dream is the operative phrase of Komorebi’s creation primarily as a result of she has tried to construct a world that appears faraway from actuality but someway rooted in it.
The protagonist of The Fall, Kiane, is an area traveller inhabiting a universe completely different from ours. She is a mixture of a number of feminine characters from popular culture, like Aloy from the sport Horizon Zero Dawn and Beatrix Kiddo from Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill. She encapsulates the complexity and energy present in these characters. Yet there may be additionally a little bit of Tarana in Kiane.
“The inspiration behind my music lies in my life experiences. In translating these experiences into art, I created a fictional character and crafted a unique narrative that mirrors, yet diverges from my journey. This character, though similar to mine, embarks on a distinct path of self-discovery and growth,” she says over a name from New Delhi, the place she is preparing for a multi-city tour, starting in Bengaluru on January 19.
As a youthful performer, tapping into the stage power was not easy for her. After a decade within the trade, nonetheless, Komorebi is extra comfy connecting with a stay viewers. “Recently, after a month away from playing and navigating life, I’ve discovered the healing nature of performing music. The experience brings me a deep sense of well-being and excitement. It’s both thrilling and comforting for me.”
The album isn’t just in regards to the music; it’s a narrative informed via sounds and pictures. In truth, the music video for ‘I Grew Up’ has over 25 visible credit, together with VFX, CG, animation, and extra. She can solely have a few of these parts on stage. But Komorebi guarantees to make the upcoming stay reveals as immersive as potential. “We are trying to bring the album to life through a combination of visuals and carefully crafted costumes. We’re delving into stage design and production to enhance the overall atmosphere,” she says.
In the age of curated feeds and filtered realities, Komorebi prompts a dialogue of creative identification. She navigates the social media panorama, crafting a definite on-line persona that pulsates with neon desires and sci-fi narratives. “The Tarana at home differs from the one embodied as Komorebi.”
Beneath the digital facade lies a fancy reality: Komorebi isn’t just a web based persona however a deliberate alternative, a side of the multifaceted Tarana. This duality, she confesses, is each liberating and fraught with stress. The on-line and offline stage turns into a canvas the place she will be able to paint with vibrant self-expression, shedding societal expectations and embracing performative fantasy. Yet, the highlight additionally casts harsh shadows, elevating the query of authenticity in a world obsessive about curated perfection. There are at all times the questions of ‘who we are?’ and ‘who we want to be?’
Komorebi’s journey displays the continued dialogue amongst artists within the digital age. How can we steadiness the craving for self-expression with the pressures of public visibility? Can authenticity actually exist when filtered via the lens of social media algorithms and viewers expectations? These questions resonate deeply with Komorebi, including complexity to her creative journey. In her songs, she doesn’t shrink back from this duality; she embraces it.
Komorebi is just not the primary artist to have twin identities (she’s influenced by folks like Bjork, David Bowie, and Grimes), and he or she gained’t be the final.
Collaborations and music fashion
“Genres are more like guidelines than walls,” says Komorebi. While digital beats kind the muse, her distinctive vocal fashion and recurring themes bind her sonic universe. Influences vary from the synth-laden choruses of the 80s and 90s to the pulsating rhythms of up to date trip-hop, pop, and various.
Beneath the colourful melodies lies a melancholic thread, reflecting Komorebi’s private experiences with household, love, and the struggles which have formed her. This somberness, mirrored in Kiane’s story, is just not an indulgence in despair; it’s a bittersweet ballad that carries an undercurrent of hope.
The Fall options collaborations with indie stars, together with Easy Wanderlings lending flute and harmonies, Warren Mendonsa on electrical guitar, and Dhruv Visvanath on acoustic.
Collaboration, she reckons, serves as a significant counterpoint to the potential isolation of inventive exploration. “Spending too much time in your own head can lead to myopia,” she admits, “A collaborator brings a refreshing energy that can broaden the boundaries of the canvas.” This is just not a collision however a deliberate infusion of views. It is just not about including noise however weaving one other thread into the album’s tapestry to counterpoint its texture.
“Every note and beat, becomes a building block in Kiane’s journey, and each collaborator adds a unique flavour to that narrative.”
In a world that always feels isolating, Komorebi desires her music to remind us that we aren’t alone. “The ultimate joy for an artist is when a listener connects deeply with a song, expressing that it helped them navigate their struggles,” she says, “Receiving messages from people who share that my music has positively impacted their lives is a profound and fulfilling experience. It highlights the unique ability of music to touch lives, forging a connection even without physical interaction.”