Episode 007: Flyght Club: A Multigenre Sound that Touches Your Senses & Speaks to Your Soul
Today on the podcast we are featuring the Los Angeles-based artist Flyght Club. This is the contemporary music project of artist Shavik Sharan.
Show Notes and Full Show Transcript
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Hey everyone, welcome to the podcast. Today I’m here to talk about Flyght Club. Flyght Club is a music project from the Los Angeles-based artist Shavik Sharon.
Sharon is all about musical versatility. So this means his music has a wide range of musical influences. A lot of his music seems to stem from classic rock and things like that. He had been influenced by bands like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Eric Clapton but he also likes to dabble into the more current music genre as you would say. He likes to explore a lot of different things.
The story behind Shavik is that he came here about 5 years ago from Pune, India. He actually had been playing music for quite a while. I think he had grown up as I said before he was into classic rock. He was growing up on bands like Led Zeppelin and Eric Clapton and I think it was about 5 years ago that he came over from India into Los Angeles.
His dream was to kind of make it and play as a musician. It doesn’t say specifically when he started playing music but it seemed that he was pretty young when he started to pick up a guitar and start playing. Inspired by those classic rock artists. Then he started to master the guitar. He went on to play in several local bands and he won a bunch of rock band competitions.
After the guitar, he found that he was interested in electronic music and wanted to start DJ’ing. So he got into the DJing scene. Then he started kind of getting known within his community. He was playing a lot of shows in the city. He then started winning some DJ competitions. And about 5 years ago he decided that he wanted to move to Los Angeles because he wanted to test his skills in the hub of the music industry.
And it was here that he actually started mastering the whole art of production and engineering and getting into that. Then he decided he wanted to learn and do more songwriting and singing. That’s kind of where the whole experimental project and this whole Flight Club came from. So basically he started singing and playing and he has this whole culmination of music.
Singing and songwriting were something that he never really thought about experimenting with before and it was kind of actually that whole experimentation with the singing and the songwriting and the producing, engineering that kind of gave birth to this project Flyght Club.
When you look at the name it appears to be a band but it really was just the project he had called himself because he had thought that it was based on a concept that where anybody who is trying to rise and achieve their goals is giving everything they got and in order to get to where they want to be and that’s kind of part of the flight club. So anybody who is supporting a vision is also part of that.
The interesting thing about his project is that he always kind of experimenting with different sounds and genres. As he said, he’s trying to constantly increase his music vocabulary. It’s become kind of a versatile music.
I think he, any flavor of music that he’s feeling is gonna be put into it. So far I’ve only heard one track but this song I really liked. And it reminded me a little bit of a very kind of multigenre. It had like a little bit of reggae. It had a little bit of classic rock. It had a little bit of contemporary. It was very eclectic and very soothing. Very emotive and very exciting.
From the first notes, it was very chill and I’ve really enjoyed listening to it. Sharon’s idea of this group and project is to really kind of make every song cater to the listener’s specific moods and emotions. He wants them to feel exactly what he was feeling when he wrote this track.
He’s basically a one-man-band. He writes, produces, performs, and mixes all the songs himself. Then when he plays them live he has a full band backing him. This is pretty cool because you think about the full band will make the music even more lush and full and emotive.
Live music always makes music just sound so much better. The other thing I like about the song is that the vocals are pretty chill and very calming. It’s one of those songs that you can just kind of put on in the background. If you’re looking for a way to chill out or feel good.
For me music is helpful and music can be meditative and it is one of those things very calming songs. So if you’re feeling a little anxious it’s a nice track to put on in the background. It’s got that reggae vibe, chillness kind of sound to it. The other thing that’s interesting is that the song actually has a powerful message too.
According to Sharan, the song is kind of. You listen to it and you think it’s a love song but it’s really not about a girl or love. It’s more about the struggles of staying in the country. The United States. As an immigrant music artist, he uses a lot of heavy personification and metaphors that are essentially him singing to America.
America has become personified as a woman. She has all these enticing charms and opportunities and he tries to hold on to them. And the dream of achieving the American Dream making it big here in the global music scene. It’s got a really interesting message. It’s cool how there are underlying metaphors and double meanings behind it.
Basically, he’s talking about how in the past five years he’s encountered so many talented musicians like himself all trying to achieve the same dream.
Some people had gotten breaks and others did not. There’s a lack of work and the exploration and the logistic issues cause people to give up on their dream. He’s basically singing to America.
He does as best as he can to try to hang on and court her and make her his own. That’s a pretty cool underlying theme to the song.
It’s always interesting. Lyrics. I had spoken before about I don’t really listen to lyrics so much and I’m trying to listen to more lyrics to understand the other meaning of the song. Melodies can have a lot of emotion and feeling and make you feel a certain way. But lyrics they can also do that. So this was kind of interesting to read about this and kind of understand that he’s not talking about a woman. Or he’s talking about a woman but it’s really his goal to be in America which is pretty cool.
It’s always neat when there is a double meaning to a song. And now I’m going to play the track for you and you can take a listen and see for yourself.
Here is where I play the track
There you have the song. I hope you guys enjoyed it as much as I did. I really loved the whole world influence and there’s just a lot of really cool guitars in there.
I’d love to know what you think of the track. If you are interested in learning more about Flyght Club and Shavik Sharan. You can check him out at the official website. That is www.flyghtclubmusic.com.
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