Check out this recent video from The Mukherjee Development, recorded live at Vanebrudspalæet in Aarhus, Denmark, earlier this year. The atmospheric ‘You’re Moving Too Fast For Me’ soars into the cosmos, fuelled by beautifully sonorous bass and snapping percussion. Ethereal pedal steel, hypnotic and captivating, sweeps the song along while Oscar Mukherjee’s voice floats heavenwards dreamily. It’s a brilliantly constructed song, performed with precision.
Describing themselves as a music collective, The Mukherjee Development consists of Danish/American/Indian singer-songwriter Oscar Mukherjee and Danish musicians Peter Sommer and Tiggerne and Jonah Blacksmith. The group are not confined by genre, but blend all their influences to create a sound that is compelling and defies easy classification.
This single is taken from the band’s newly-released second album ‘Should I Dance For You?’ Conscious of the ‘second album syndrome’, the band decided to relax, take it easy and focus on the little things and finer details. That laid back approach has resulted in a fine collection of absorbing songs. Mukherjee explains: “The process of creation is sacred to us. We’re trying to create a language of understanding between the band and audience. We’re (i.e. the band) all close friends with a lot of combined experience in the music business, and it seems to us, that the pace of just about everything keeps increasing – social media, news, music, etc. We try to write music that can help people navigate these fast-paced times. Hopefully we can motivate people to slow down a bit, to value creativity more, and to nurture the relationships and communities surrounding them.” Enjoy.