Ajay Mathur is an acclaimed and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and a citizen of the world. Born and raised in India and residing in Switzerland, Ajay’s talent as a singer-songwriter and seasoned musician blends both pop and rock genres with Americana and traditional Indian instruments into something radically new and genre-bending. His music has held its own on the US and European charts and has repeatedly received positive accolades from the press and industry
In December 2018, Ajay’s album ‘Little Boat’ was awarded ”Germany’s Best English Language Album of the Year 2018” by the German Pop Foundation. Ajay Mathur’s album Little Boat (2018) follows on his previously released ‘A Matter of Time‘ (2011), ’Come See Conquer‘(2013) and the highly successful ’9 to 3‘ (2015) that earned him a Grammy nomination in 2017. All the albums have enjoyed excellent reviews and acknowledgments in the international media. They have maintained top chart rankings on US Top 50 Rock, US Top 80 Independent, US Top 50 AC and Americana (AMA) airplay charts as well as a continuous 128-week ranking on the European Indie Music chart. Joe Hughes of Alternative Nation calls Ajay’s music “A Modern Day Masterpiece”.
Ajay Mathur’s song writing has been compared by the media to that of
The Beatles, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Tom Petty, Leonard Cohen
In 2021, Ajay released his powerful song “I Need You Now” about connectedness and positive human relationship. With this pursuit of positivity in mind, Ajay Mathur collaborated with artists from different cultural backgrounds during the pandemic. The result is “I Need You Now,” a “feelgood” song bursting with melody, groove and positivity. Ajay mixes, in his unique way, the western pop world with the magic of the Indian Sitar, played by the Sitar master Kalyanjit Das, and Tablas, played by Sandip Banerjee. These blend perfectly with his driving guitars and infectious harmony
vocals of Adriana Husy & Patrizia Scarnato, which further fuel the celebratory mood.