As thousands around the world begin to flock to New York City to honor John Lennon on the day he was assassinated (December 8), Ajay Mathur’s latest song “Anytime At All (Aftermath of Silence)” was released in dedication to the late legend.
“People exit our lives for many different reasons – end of a relationship, geographic separation, death by illness, carelessness or maliciousness of others – and we are forced to face the void,” explains Mathur. “Recognizing that they are never really gone is where we can begin to find peace and comfort. ‘Anytime At All (Aftermath of Silence)’ describes that moment of clarity, that the people who have touched you deeply are always going to be there with you. All you’ve gotta do is call.”
The song itself is reminiscent of Lennon’s folksy pop sounds while also sounding like ’90s Seal. Overall, the song isn’t bad. It’s heartfelt and earnest as Mathur says “anytime at all / all you have to do is call” a line many people have heard in real life that we often take for granted. The music video seems melancholic as Mathur sings the song through various screens and a lone ballerina dances to her heart’s content.
Watch the music video below.