BBC Radio 1’s Future Sounds with Jack Saunders was recently graced with the exclusive premiere of “Care About Me,” a brand new track by Anish Kumar, the celebrated Cambridge-based DJ. This lively song is the fourth single from Anish’s eagerly awaited mixtape titled “A Mixtape by Anish Kumar,” scheduled to drop on August 25, 2023.
Anish Kumar, alongside Charlie Mole and Gerry DeVeaux, penned down “Care About Me,” which is produced by Anish himself. The tune exudes summer vibes and resonates with listeners who crave new sound explorations.
Discussing the inspiration behind the song, Kumar shared, “I had that sample to Chaka Khan sample. And it kind of just clicked in a day made in summer made for summer and yet I’m just so gutted it could come out in the way I made it.” Anish further added that elements in the track were produced in collaboration with his brother, particularly the strings.
He elucidated, “It’s nice that you picked up on those elements in their strings especially I mean I know I’ve just said I’m so in the studio but sometimes I get my brother involved to record some strings. So he did the strings on our previous one of mine called “Blackpool Boulevard” and same for this tune actually.”
The DJ took the audience on a nostalgic journey when he revealed that his upcoming mixtape is deeply inspired by his childhood memories. Recorded during the pandemic, the mixtape reflects a time of introspection and creativity for Kumar.
Speaking about the mixtape, Anish reflected, “A lot of nostalgia for childhood I would say, because I’ve kind of made it in during the time is a COVID when we didn’t have much time to do anything other than sit back and reflect and pause, they say like you have your whole life to write your first album. And then maybe like one year to make a second. This was very much a first album mixtape and it kind I think it reflects a lot of my tastes that have led up to what I’m doing now.”
Anish Kumar‘s musical journey, as represented in “Care About Me” and his upcoming mixtape, unveils a fusion of past experiences, personal tastes, and current inspirations. As listeners await the full mixtape’s release, this new single offers a compelling taste of the musical richness to come.