Trisha J embraces uncertainties with “Killer Times”

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Dreamy and truly captivating!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hi Trisha J, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.

Start streaming “Killer Times” here:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I’m Trisha J, an alternative/indie artist based in Pune, India.

Both a satirist and a romantic, expect earworm melodies, witty and empathetic lyrics with an instantly distinctive vocal delivery.

At just 16-years-old, I released my debut single ‘Clueless’, a track about living in a constant state of oblivion, followed by ‘No Money’, a track about all my monetary misadventures. These singles have been playlisted by Gigital India, Indie Tune and has also landed a feature on AAA Magazine, XS10 Magazine — earning recognition from an international audience.

Growing up, I was a member of the church choir and frequently competed in school competitions. With an acoustic guitar for a birthday present, I sought inspiration from classics like The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Simon & Garfunkel and Cat Stevens. Even today, the razor sharp wit of Ray Davies from The Kinks continues to influence my songwriting.

Currently studying global music at university, I continue to experiment with a variety of musical sounds and make my return with ‘Killer Times’, a track reflective of time wasted in folly and the journey of self-acceptance brought about by a series of double-edged experiences.

Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?

‘Killer Times’ was written during a period in my life that felt apocalyptic.

Released on November 20, 2022. This track brought together a variety of double-edged experiences in one place. It progressed from an anarcho-punk song about murdering a lover to a more upbeat track about existential crisis.

I’ve also had a lot of fun experimenting in the final chorus of ‘Killer Times,’ which features a slew of disturbing yet amusing sounds, ranging from a baby crying to car alarms going off; it’s chaos at its finest and perfectly channels my existential dread.

This track took about a year to be written, the audio and video production took about seven months which is probably the longest I’ve taken to work on a project ever since I started out as an independent artist in 2019.

What is your vision for this song? What lessons would you like to impart with your audience?

Killer Times‘ is a track that touches on all aspects of my life and has evolved with me over time. It took the entire year to develop and by New Year’s Eve, I was finally able to reflect on the type of times I’d had, which is also when the main hook was written.

I realized that pain is unavoidable and all part of the process, and that your purpose will become clear to you sooner or later. After hours and hours of dissecting uncomfortable situations and a whole lot of self-introspection, I wanted to put out this work as something of an affirmation.

It’s about embracing uncertainty, protecting your inner peace and allowing yourself to grow. I hope this is what my audience may impart with, looking beyond the kind of times we all may have faced.

What is your favorite part of the song?

Throughout the song, I lament a mundane routine and wonder when redemption will arrive. I wonder if there is more to life and try to make peace with my sorrows.

This implied in the lines,

I’ll never see my glory days,
It’s like I’m cursed for ages.
Save me if it is worth the pain.
Heaven knows I might just take the blame.”

This is my favorite section of the song and summarizes the track perfectly. ‘Killer Times’ is both black and white and everything in between.

Anything else we should know about it? Future releases? 

The various facets of my existential crisis, possibly set to release in a four-piece collection!

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