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“Hold onto joy,” says Zachary Ray’s latest song ‘Cloud 9’ ft Shreya Bhattacharya and Bernard Dafney



An artist who sees music as a tool that can be used to bring transformation, Zachary Ray is an independent artist from Mumbai. He developed a passion for music and singing at a young age, leading him to study vocal performance and music business at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. He has also been teaching and training aspiring musicians for over 12 years now. Using his experience and education to teach at the Calcutta School of Music and started the Chaitown Community in 2015 (then Chaitown Creatives.)



Ray has worked with many artists like Jody McBrayer, Nathan Walters, etc. The artist who uses his music to heal people worldwide has released 22 songs to date. He recently released ‘Danger’ featuring Siddharth Basrur and a remixed version of the same featuring Jeanne Merchant. The artist currently lives with his family in Mumbai working alongside multiple artists while representing Global Music Institute.


‘Cloud 9,’ his latest release talks about the feeling of being insufficient. Released on the 18th of November, it has Shreya Bhattacharya, a close friend of Ray and Bernard Dafney, an actor, singer, director and acting coach, on the vocals. Bhattacharya is a graduate of Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music and is known for her versatile singing techniques like jazz, RnB, and Neo-Soul. Bernard Dafney, on the other hand, is the owner of Dafney Productions in Mumbai and has performed in several events and has been featured on the TV series ‘The Great Indian Murder.’



The pop song talks about living through the hardest of days but still being able to hold onto joy, the greatest of all medicines. It speaks of thriving instead of just surviving with the help of family and friends, thus giving a nod to Ray’s own experience during the pandemic. It was produced by Brandon Bee and Nelda Studios.


Stay tuned for more such lovely songs and collaborations from the artist!

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