MUSIC FOR YOUR EARS | REVIEW You On My Side By Anirban Jee

Anirban Jee, also known as AJ, is a talented singer-songwriter-composer who has
achieved notable success in the music industry. He has received several accolades for
his song writing skills, including being named Songwriter of the Year in the Australian
Song writing Contest in 2017 and 2018. His songs cover various genres, including pop,
urban and R&B/soul.
In 2014, AJ released his debut commercial single titled AEIOU featuring Blue (Celeste
Newman), which received extensive airplay and also a top 10 ranking in multiple
categories at the 2014 Australian Song writing Awards. His second release, Undecided,
featuring Judd Field, secured the number one position in the Contemporary Pop/Dance
category at the 2015 Australian Songwriting Contest and received airplay on numerous
radio stations. AJ’s third release, Deep Down, featuring X-Factor artist Mary Ann Van
Der Horst, reached number one in the International Category at the 2017 Australian
Songwriting Awards. Many of his other songs have also achieved top 10 placements in
various categories at these prestigious awards. In recent years, AJ has garnered positive
reviews for his self-featured releases.
Currently, AJ’s latest release You On My Side is at number one on the SoundsLikeCafe
Singles Chart in 2023. The song is full of positive sensations. On some occasions the
song could be considered quite edgy, despite or perhaps because of the unornamented
production. Doubtlesssly, one of the best parts of the release is the start; the relaxing
instrumental sound from the xylophone and bass among others give a kind of ethereal
feel, later joining in with the sound of the singer’s voice.
The catchy lyricism of You On My Side beautifully reinforces the desire of meaning
within a relationship. There is a touch of climactic realisation throughout the track of
the value of deep connection. The vocal performance of Anirban Jee increases this
message, the rising melodies feeling reminiscing of desperation to be known and heard.
Throughout the song, his passion for his music and his message shine through. As
Anirban himself has said about the song, You On My Side portrays the fulfilment and
celebration of finally meeting the love of one’s life who believes in them and remains at
their side through the ups and downs in life. It is completely personal and yet could
reflect the journey of any person who is fortunate enough to make that connection in
their life, making it also extremely relatable.
The message conveyed in the song is universal, the power of love and its significance in
all of our lives, which transcends time and generations. It is a standout single, which
deserves global recognition, for its sheer musicality and the skill of the production. It is
a welcome addition to Anirban Jee’s already impressive catalogue. You On My Side and
other work from this amazing talent are tracks which should not be missed.

Review made by Lucy Cicioni | Promoted by Musik & Film, MAF Music Promotion