Ananya’s ‘Caught Up’ (with L. A. X) brings together two cultures underlining how music truly is a universal language.
This upbeat pop release serves as a toxic relationship song that paints an intense picture of an unhealthy connection reflecting many relationships in which people are hurt by those they trust most and are unable to escape from the constraints of a conflicting situation. The track intermingles the widely popular genre Afrobeats with classical Indian instrumentation.
The song is about taking ownership of your side of things in a relationship and not just blaming others or life. It’s about taking accountability for your role.
Speaking about the song, Ananya Birla said, “I always knew I wanted to bring somebody from the afrobeat universe onto Caught Up and I was so happy when L.A.X loved the track and hopped on to it. I couldn’t have asked for a better collaborator than L.A.X. I hope everyone enjoys it.”
About his experience, L.A.X shared, “As soon as I heard the record I knew it was a banger and I wanted to be part of greatness. The song is very special to me and working with Ananya was seamless. As soon as I sent her my part she loved it and it was ready to go.”
About L.A.X: He is a performing and recording artiste who has his own unique style heavily influenced by Afrobeat and other music genres around the world. With hits like “Sempe“, “Faster” and “Go Low” and major collaborators like WizKid, Ayra Starr, and many more, it is no surprise he has around 1.5M+ Monthly Listeners. As an artist, he keeps his focus on delivering a soulful, danceable groove while blending aspects of reggae, R&B, and rap with the Western Nigerian sound of fuji.
About Ananya: With over 500 million streams, Ananya is also India’s biggest selling English language popstar, and has scaled the charts at home in India as well as overseas. With three back-to-back double platinum selling singles and two platinum selling singles, Ananya unstoppable. The MTV EMA nominee, began her musical journey at the age of 9 with the santoor, an Indian instrument.
A skilled musician, Ananya incorporates her drumming, piano and guitar skills into live performances. Ananya was voted one of GQ’s Most Influential Young Indians, Miss Vogue’s 28 Geniuses under 28, and has graced the cover of Forbes Women to Watch.
Ananya collaborated with the iconic A.R. Rahman for the official Team India Olympic cheer song ‘Hindustani Way’ which received tremendous love. Her independently released singles have seen her on New Music Friday USA, and made her the only Indian to be named as Sirius Hits Artists To Watch Out For among others. Her single ‘Teri Meri Kahani’ is receiving wide acclaim, and love, as the wedding song of the season.