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Anytime At All (Aftermath of Silence) – The Moment of Clarity
What does John Lennon have to do with Ajay's moment of clarity?
Sometimes it takes decades and a moment of clarity for a song to mature. This is definitely the case with “Anytime At All (Aftermath of Silence)”. Written shortly after John Lennon’s senseless murder and dedicated to the iconic musician, the song came out of the emotional trauma Ajay and many other lovers of Lennon’s music experienced. Even though it wasn’t the first time Ajay had been exposed to death - having lost both his parents when he was a toddler - the sheer insanity of this vicious act of violence was stifling. “Anytime At All (Aftermath of Silence)”, written from the perspective of somebody who was close by when Lennon was shot, came out like a gasp for breath, swift and soothing. Fast forward to April 2020. The world is in the vicious grip of a pandemic. Shutdowns, cancellations, isolation, inertia follow. Ajay retreats to his home-studio, binge-listening to his favourite records, among them The Beatles and John Lennon. He picks up his guitar and starts singing “Anytime At All (Aftermath of Silence)”. That was his moment of clarity. He finally found the emotional strength and the right musical voice for the song. Ajay resumed work on his upcoming album, recorded and finished all the album tracks, including both Urban rock and acoustic versions of Anytime At All.