A Mellow Mix of RnB and Hip Hop from India. - Tushar Mathur x Shayan Roy: Stepping About
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posted 20 May 2020 by Krister Axel
Does productivity have to be our only measure of self-worth? Hard work is important, but so is the ability to take a step back, and relax.

Tushar Mathur is a singer-songwriter, composer, and Instagram influencer from Bangalore, India. He enjoys mixing up elements of Blues and RnB as frontman for indie rock band Rock Paper Scissors, along with his eponymous solo project Tushar Mathur.

"Stepping About" is a collaboration with Mumbai-based rapper and singer Shayan Roy, and delivers a laid-back beat with equal parts funky bass and smooth, soul-flavored vocals. With lyrics that touch on the dissonance between hustle culture and the need for self-care, Mathur delivers a groovy and honest moment of reflection. Does productivity have to be our only measure of self-worth? Maybe there is a balance that can be struck between planning for tomorrow and enjoying life today. "Stepping About" combines an instinct for mellow vibes with the message that an entire generation needs to hear: hard work is important, but so is the ability to take a step back, and relax.

I've been talking about my blues a lot lately
Like I just gave up on a daydream
I'm flailing like I am trying hard to stay up
But Grammy told me when you're failing baby breathe easy

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist