Interview: Fallen Letters

It’s extremely rare that we get to hear new music from India, so I was delighted when I discovered alt-rockers Fallen Letters. Their new tune, Remain A Memory, sounds absolutely amazing, showing great promise for the future. Find out more about Fallen Letters below!

By Jane Howkins

You recently released a new song called Remain A Memory. What can you tell us about the track?

Remain A Memory is a sombre and melodramatic track that delves into separation and the fight with our inner demons after the fact. This song was a rather old composition of mine and it had bit of a different and more poppy direction to it. However, Vishal added more of a melo chorus and from there we kind of morphed the song to it’s more current darker form.

How has the reception to Remain A Memory been so far, and where can it be purchased?

The reception has been great so far! We are receiving positive responses from friends and people from far and wide! It can be purchased on our Bandcamp!

Do you have any more singles planned for release?

Yes! We have 4 more singles on our EP called Forlorn Pages and we will be dropping all of them periodically in the coming months!

Are there any plans for an EP or album anytime soon?

This track is part of an EP called Forlorn Pages out in early 2024.

You’re a duo. How is the writing and recording process?

On a day-to-day basis, we always share musical ideas with each other and are pretty transparent about what should go where in terms of composition and structure. We are also pretty aligned in terms of production ideas, and Vishal largely produces the track too. Sometimes one of us composes most of a song, while at other times we collaborate and build a track together based on one idea or melody. There isn’t a fixed recipe, but we are always guided by a common goal of making good music.

Remain A Memory has a hard rock sound. What/who influences you most as artists? What have you been listening to recently?

We are at heart metalheads and started our musical journey with the greats such as Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold. As time passed, the likes of Katatonia, Opeth and the Scandinavian metal scene in general was of great interest and admiration. The melo and dark element of the Scandinavian scene has influenced us greatly.

More recently our musical palate has been very vast, and I(Aditya) have been listening to a lot of synthwave and prog rock acts like Mastodon.

You’re from India. What is the local music scene like with you at the moment?

Bangalore(India) is a confluence of various forms of music, western and Indian, and we have been exposed to all these forms from a young age. From Western bands touring in India to local Fusion music, Bangalore has it all. This certainly has widened our musical palate and resulted in an appreciation for all things music, which is quite evident in our compositions, I believe.

Do you have anything else exciting coming up this year?

We are excited to share the EP with the world and would love to hear how people receive it and respond to it!

Do you have any tour dates lined up for the UK?

Being in India, unfortunately touring the UK would be a logistical and financial nightmare for a new band like us! Hopefully soon!

Any last words for the fans?

We believe our music is very accessible and is intriguingly different from mainstream music, yet relatable. It is our pleasure to connect to listeners globally who find solace and connect with our music. At the end of the day, music is a celebration of life and helps us bond and connect with each other transcending languages and boundaries. So, we hope our music reaches out far and wide and impacts people in a positive way.