Ricky Vasan Releases Poignant Debut Album ‘Treading Water'
RollingStone India|November 2021
The eight-track LP comes after last year’s ‘Weekend Smile’ EP
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AFTER RELEASING HIS DEBUT five-track EP Weekend Smile in 2020, Dehradunbred and Boston-based singer-songwriter Ricky Vasan decided to lay low for a while due to the pandemic. He says, “[I was] taking it one day at a time.” Now, the musician is out with a follow-up, his debut full-length album, the emotionally driven eight-track Treading Water.

In this interview with Rolling Stone India, Vasan breaks down his new LP, talks about his future plans and more.

When did you begin writing Treading Water?

I think the album writing process started around April 2020. I invested in some basic recording gear and turned my bedroom into a studio. The writing process in itself was pretty challenging because I didn’t really have a goal in my mind, I was just writing and recording songs and then just hoping they would make sense together. I ended up with at least 25 demos and then it was a process of choosing which ones I liked.

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