HRISHIKESH HIRWAY SHARES NEW SINGLE + VIDEO “BETWEEN THERE AND HERE” FEATURING YO-YO MA

FIRST ORIGINAL SONG IN A DECADE; MORE NEW MUSIC COMING

TED TALK ABOUT THE TRACK & THE POWER OF LISTENING ALSO OUT TODAY

Acclaimed composer and Song Exploder host/creator Hrishikesh Hirway shares “Between There and Here” featuring Yo-Yo Ma today, his first original music in ten years and first release under his own name; listen/share HERE. The song was co-produced by Hirway and Grammy-winning producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Moses Sumney) who also mixed it, and co-written with Jenny Owen Youngs. Hirway also co-directed a video for the track with animator Prashanti Aswani, supported by Dropbox, co-written with New York Times and international best-selling author Jonny Sun; watch/share HERE. More new music from Hirway is imminent.

Yo-Yo Ma and Hirway first met in 2018 for a Song Exploder episode about the evolution of Ma’s recordings of the Bach Cello Suites and have stayed connected ever since. “Between There and Here” features an intimate performance from both artists for a song about the loss of Hirway's mother who passed away in 2020.

Also out today is a TED Talk that Hirway recently filmed about the power of listening to people’s stories as a way to connect more deeply with them; watch/share the video HERE. The talk features excerpts from “Between There and Here” and explains how he and Ma collaborated on the recording, ending with a solo live performance of the song.

In the TED Talk, Hirway says: “Years ago, when I was making my first recordings, I would spend hours in my bedroom, playing my songs over and over again. My music career wasn’t something I could really talk about with my parents. They were hard-working Indian immigrats whose dream for me had been to be a lawyer or a doctor. But every now and then, I’d hear my mom humming a song of mine in the kitchen, just to herself. And that felt like some unspoken approval. And over the years, whenever I heard her humming one of my songs, it made me so happy.” Yo-Yo Ma’s cello part represents Hirway’s mother’s voice in the song.

Hrishikesh Hirway has been producing music for over two decades; first with his project The One AM Radio, and later with MOORS, a collaboration with Oscar-nominated rapper/actor Lakeith Stanfield. As a composer, his credits include the Netflix original series Everything Sucks!, the theme for ESPN’s 30 for 30 podcast and the theme for the Song Exploder series on Netflix. Hirway launched the award-winning podcast Song Exploder, where musicians take apart their songs and tell the stories behind their inspiration and creative process, in 2014. Since then, the podcast has been streamed and downloaded over 65 million times, and has featured guests including Fleetwood Mac, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Solange, U2, Arcade Fire, Metallica, Lin-Manuel Miranda, The Roots, and many more.

This August, Fast Company named Hirway one of 2021’s Most Creative People in Business.

Besides Song Exploder, Hirway produced and co-hosted the award-winning podcasts Home Cooking, with Samin Nosrat, and The West Wing Weekly, with Joshua Malina, all of which are on the Radiotopia podcast network. He’s also the host and creator of the Partners podcast. He helped Google launch their first original podcast, and is the executive producer of Shirley Manson’s podcast, The Jump, for Mailchimp.

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