Saachisen Releases New Single ‘The Gap’
Singer-songwriter saachisen (real name Saachi Sen) is back with her new single ‘The Gap’. Born in India and raised in London, Saachi is an electronic engineering grad and a strong advocate for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). An agnostic ex-chapel-chorister with influences from classical to electronic-pop, Saachi’s wide reaching love of different musical genres serve to shape her unique alternative-pop sound.
Saachi’s new solo project saachisen represents an arrival at a sound that finally feels truly her own. The debut single ‘The Gap’ is a prime example of this sound – ethereal, silky and beautifully harmonised vocals over a gente soundscape of grand piano, acoustic guitar, muted electronic drums and subtle electronic bass. Recorded at the studios of Apple Music’s label Platoon, together with engineer Ramera Abraham (Little Mix, Adele) before being mixed by Amanda Merdzan (Tom Walker, Freya Ridings), the tracks’ strikingly complete sound, melancholic tone and affecting melodies give it an infectious accessibility.
Speaking about the meaning behind the single, Saachi explains: “I wrote The Gap shortly after graduating university, when I, like so many other grads, was hit by this overwhelming feeling of uncertainty. I was also missing someone I’d grown close to at uni who had moved away, and I had just started dating somebody new; I think I knew deep down it was just an attempt to distract from that strange, empty feeling I was experiencing. Thankfully that didn’t last long, but this is still one of my favourites of my own songs; apart from being an example of me being really honest to myself, it’s always cathartic and exhilarating to play live.”
Saachisen’s impeccable music talents have earned her several accolades, including performing in Trafalgar Square to over 10,000 people at Pride in London 2019, a semi-finalist place in the International Songwriting Competition, a Longlist position in Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition, and PRS for Music’s prestigious Lynsey de Paul Prize for female songwriters. Having featured on multiple BBC Introducing shows and gained national press recognition, from the likes of Atwood Magazine and Get In Her Ears, Saachi has already established herself as one to watch. A past resident artist at Camden’s Roundhouse, Saachi’s live career covers festivals such as Frank Turner’s Lost Evenings II and the main stages of Cambridge Big Weekend and Elderflower Fields, plus slots at esteemed London venues including O2 Academy Islington, the Camden Assembly and Oslo Hackney supporting emerging pop star Rothwell and fusion composer Soumik Datta respectively.