Rohan Solomon is a Singer-Songwriter, Composer, Vocal Coach and Audio Engineer, all rolled into one. Well-known in the Indian Indie Circles as the vocalist of Delhi-based Alt-Rock outfit Cyanide, Rohan started exhibiting his musical abilities at a rather early age.
In the era of Channel V Launchpad and the Great Indian Rock Concerts, Cyanide was successful in making its presence. In a short span of time, Cyanide felt insignificant Indie Rock events of the country.
Rohan moved to New York a few years ago, where he met his soon to be new bandmates – By Chance and the trio of business partners, decided to name themselves after their fortuitous coming together for the love of music. During his time in New York Rohan Solomon also was a part of a Grammy Award-winning track called Bubblin by Anderson Paak, in the capacity of an assistant engineer.
His latest music video titled Keep Holding On features people from 20 different cities, across 9 countries along with artistes such as Chezin (Gurgaon, India), Sasha Prendes (New York, USA) and TikTok sensation of the trio The Heichel Sisters (Ohio, USA) among others.
Rohan Solomon sang, composed, produced and mixed the track. And Mastered by Vinnie Pagano (who has worked on a Grammy-winning song).
Keep Holding On addresses the feelings of exasperation, depression, anxiousness that every one of us is going through but the track is essentially about unity and hope. “For the first time in recent history, every single human being is being affected by a singular threat. This lockdown has changed everyone’s lives.
Keep Holding On aims to bring hope to those who may be feeling low or alone, depressed or struggling with cabin fever. It is almost with all of us during this pandemic lockdown. It’s about people from different parts of the world coming together and singing together through the digital medium. They are putting forth a united front saying we’ll beat this and triumph together. All we have to do is hold on to hope, keep holding on to something good… There will be tomorrow. For now, we can’t stress enough on this … STAY HOME … This too shall pass,” says Rohan Solomon.
The song has a very urban pop feel with a hint of electronic sound. True to Rohan’s style, the track carries a pop chorus and vocal harmony. Along with a mixture of electronic drums, synth, live guitars and live percussions.
The audio track will shortly be available on all streaming platforms, click here to Pre-Save Keep Holding On
By Chance Trilogy (2019)
By Chance released its debut single titled Blue Sky earlier in 2019. The single — a part of a three-song series. As luck would have it, took shape after Rohan returned home to Delhi. And pangs of nostalgia for the Blue Sky and pollution-free capital city that he grew up in.
All the tracks were recorded in the analogue domain. The second track, called Hard to Breathe, enunciates the reality of living in the city of Delhi, which is now always in the ‘unfit air quality’ category. The track is Rohan Solomon’s takeaway from an unpleasant real-life situation. It’s got a Hard Rock/Alternative Rock tonality to it as also a steady melody with pop chorus harmonies and an aggressive rock feel to it. The significance of this track is to give the listeners a bit of a jolt. Jolt about the alarming state of air pollution, but the tonality of the pop chorus leaves us with a positive note and an affirmation — there is still hope left.
Time – The final track of the trilogy released worldwide in October 2019, concluding the set, by reiterating the need to take action, ‘NOW’ — to save the world we live in, the environment that nourishes life and the air that we breathe… and be mindful to the fact that the time is, in fact, running out.
The tracks are available on all major streaming platforms.
Lead The Way – Rohan Solomon (2009)
Sugarcoated – Cyanide (2012)
Moving On – Rohan Solomon (2015)
Blue Sky, Hard To Breathe, Time – By Chance Trilogy (2019)