This is a song about crossing to a different shore and how the boatman is the guiding spirit who ferries people across the river. It talks about how the boatman is the only beacon of light amidst the swirling darkness of the river. And about how his presence gives migrants a sense of hope & calm.
This is a recurring theme in Nitin’s set because he was brought up in different countries and considers his parents to have migrated similarly; wherein they were taken across the river to start afresh in a new land.
Singers: Angaraag Mahanta (Papon), Ashwin Srinivasan, Samidha Joglekar
Song Lyricists: Saroj Sawhney
Music Composer: Nitin Sawhney
Music Director: N/A
Release on: 7th July, 2012
Composer & Producer: Nitin Sawhney
Lyrics: Saroj Sawhney
Vocals: Papon, Samidha Joglekar, Ashwin Srinivasan
Guitar: Nitin Sawhney
Tabla: Vikaash Sankadecha
Drums: Jivraj Singh
Bass: Mohini Dey
Recorded by: Steve Fitzmaurice, Ashish Manchanda (Flying Carpet Productions, Mumbai), assisted by Thorsten Muller
Mixed by Steve Fitzmaurice at the Pierce Rooms, London
Mastered by Bunt Stafford Clark at the Pierce Rooms, London.