With the #MeToo movement taking over the Indian film industry, we have seen several women calling out the misdemeanours of powerful men. With more and more revelations, the movement has now garnered a broad support base. The latest to lend her voice to the movement is Bindu Subramaniam. The singer has extended support to the #MeToo wave, in her own unique way. Bindu Subramaniam has paired with her violinist-and-singer brother Ambi Subramaniam and made a statement through their song – Stargazer.
This song is about that quiet resilience and about survivors needing to know they aren’t alone.
The song and the statement
“Stargazer, for me, is a song about resilience,” Bindu says. “It’s a song for anyone who’s suffered. It’s a deeply personal song,” she added.
The track, which is releasing soon, has Bindu singing, Ambi playing the cello for the first time (instead of the violin). Supported by acoustic guitar and drums, it has a black and white video.
Here’s an excerpt from the song:
”The world is roughYou lost your innocenceThey took your trustBut you’re a stargazer babyYou’re a stargazer to meYou’re a stargazer babyYou’re a stargazer to me”
Explaining the meaning of the song, Bindu shared, “There is so much hurt and anger all around, but there’s also a quiet resilience that we see. We’ve always been resilient – and we’ve always been there to support each other. This song is about that quiet resilience and about survivors needing to know they aren’t alone.”
“Under the arch of heavenFollow the open heart skyDon’t let this life pass you byDon’t let this like pass you byYou aren’t alone tonightYou aren’t alone tonight”
While sharing her thoughts on how the movement has made positive changes, Bindu said, “The #MeToo movement is moving us towards more transparency and less tolerance for transgressions – that’s very important.”
The daughter of veteran violinist L Subramaniam and Kavita Krishnamurthy, Bindu is now focussed on growing an academy in Bangalore that teaches music to children.