1974 AD album set for August releaseA little over a year after unveiling their new line-up, the popular rock band 1974 AD are set to roll out their latest album, Hazaar Sapana, in the first week of August. This will be the band’s ninth studio album.
A little over a year after unveiling their new line-up, the popular rock band 1974 AD are set to roll out their latest album, Hazaar Sapana, in the first week of August. This will be the band’s ninth studio album.
Unveiling the cover art for the new album on Sunday, several members of the band have expressed their excitement over the release of their new project. Sanjay Shrestha, drummer and percussionist, wrote on Facebook, “Hazaar Sapana releasing soon. Very Very excited... Lots of patience and hard work by the band members. You can expect fresh sounds and renewed energy in this album.” He also added that album features songs written by several band members, Anup Pahari and the band’s former vocalist Phiroj Shyangden.
Guitarist Manoj Kumar KC wrote, “All of us have a thousand dreams. To some we manage to give life, the rest are left shattered...We are a mosaic of tragedies and triumphs. Our songs are an extension of heartbreaks and happiness; our new album an amalgamation of it all.” KC also thanked V-Chitra and Swooroop Nhasiju for conceptualising the released cover art.
The band, 1974 AD, were formed in Kathmandu in the early 90s and over the course of their eight albums the group went on to establish themselves as one of the biggest and the most successful bands in the Nepali music industry. Although only three of the band’s original members—Shrestha, KC, and bassist Nirakar Yakthumba—remain on the line-up, the band announced last march that musicians Rohit John Chettri, Prajjwal Mukhiya, Subash Jung Pande and Pratik Baniya would be joining the new-look band.
This will be the new line-up’s first album.