Raised in Singapore, with roots in India and the UK, 22-year old singer and songwriter dhruv has revealed his new melancholic single ‘airplane thoughts’.

On ‘airplane thoughts’, we find dhruv locked in a daydream while on a red-eye flight home.

“It’s about saying goodbye to a lover, with no certainty of when you’ll see them next. The song is essentially a stream of consciousness, where I play back the memories of this relationship and discuss my anxieties about its future”.

‘airplane thoughts’ follows dhruv’s viral debut hit ‘double take’, a song that has already amassed over 118 million streams on Spotify alone, with the official video clocking 1.2 million plays in just 5 days. Both songs spotlight dhruv’s innate ability in crafting complex topline melodies which soar over a laid back bass-and-beat groove.

Also read: Watch dhruv’s first official music video for viral hit ‘double take’

dhruv has taken the international charts by storm with ‘double take’,  climbing his way into Top Hits playlists in the US and dominating Viral Charts across the globe, peaking at #1 in the Philippines and Thailand while making it into the Top 5 in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. 

As dhruv’s music continues to spread like wildfire across the globe, winning the hearts of new fans everywhere, he shares, 

“It’s honestly a bit surreal. It feels really special to me that [my music] has resonated in South East Asia, and in Singapore in particular, because that’s where I was raised”

His forthcoming debut EP finds dhruv retracing the last four years of his life. Its narrative arc covers the transformative period following his departure from Singapore, where he was raised, to the formative years he spent in the US while studying. In a recent interview with Paper Magazine, he describes the project as themed on the long process of finding self-love. Songs on this project are punctuated with memories of self-discovery, first kisses, long-distance romance and an evolving understanding of what it means to navigate the world as a queer South Asian. 

“I feel like a person now. Not just an observer watching everyone else live their lives.”