- Words Solly Warner
Making his return onto the scene, Rushil releases empowered new single “Hold This” featuring Abi Sampa.
After spending his early years in India, Rushil grew up in Cyprus where he signed his first record deal at 16. Moving on to studying at the University of Oxford, Rushil had his first encounter with Indian Classical Music, from which he began seeking a sound that could embrace the entirety of his heritage. Drawing on influences such as Bon Iver and Damien Rice, Rushil sought to expand upon their styles by including elements of Indian Classical and Sufi instrumentation.
Along the way, Rushil has produced for some of the biggest names in the Indian subcontinent, as well as opening for Bryan Adams during his stadium tour in 2018 and collaborating with well-known youtuber, Kurt Hugo Schneider. These experiences have allowed Rushil to create a style that is somehow instantly familiar yet strikingly distinguished.
Now, Rushil returns with his new single “Hold This” featuring Abi Sampa. The track combines his empowered attitude, bold lyricism, and stunning vocals to create a bright, catchy, and confident sound. It’s hard to place Rushil into a box. The London-based singer’s ability to sew subtle strands of his Indian heritage into the melancholic sincerity of his song writing has set him apart from other writers.