Amanda Sodhi

Indian American singer/songwriter Amanda Sodhi’s latest single is titled, “Puppet Life.” (Amanda Sodhi/Facebook photo)

Indian American singer/songwriter Amanda Sodhi’s previous single, “Behind My Sunglasses,” had impressed music maestro A.R. Rahman. And now her latest release, “Puppet Life,” is being appreciated by celebrities, including musician Hari Haran, filmmaker Jaideep Varma and actress Kalki Koechlin.

Sodhi has released her new single under National and Filmfare Award-winning sound engineer K.J. Singh’s music label, Asli Music.

This catchy pop-rock song captures the feelings of “helplessness” and “despair” when things consistently don’t go as planned.

Shot by Friday Night Originals and A432 Productions, “Puppet Life’s” video showcases some of Kolkata’s most iconic spots. The song has been produced, arranged and mixed by Suvromalya Mukherjee and mastered by K.J. Singh.

“‘Puppet Life’ was born out of feeling extreme helplessness as an artist trying to find home in a toxic, hostile environment. It is the last song I wrote before bidding Mumbai goodbye,” Sodhi wrote in a public Facebook post. “I’m not sure what will happen once the song is out – it is easy to get lost in the clutter as an indie artist unwilling to buy fake likes/views. I hope ‘Puppet Life’ miraculously finds a way to audiences. Irrespective of how things shape up, I’m so glad I did this.”

Sodhi’s work has aired on MTV Indies, Channel V and Vh1.

Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Sodhi later moved to Los Angeles, Mumbai, and eventually to Kolkata.

Also a filmmaker/model/theater professional, the multi-talented artist is the founder of a startup called Pen Paper Dreams, which promotes creative self-expression and healing through art.

As a screenwriter, she shares a Goldie Award with Rohit Gupta for the independent feature, “Life! Camera Action.” She has done a few modeling assignments in the U.S. and in India, and has featured in TV commercials for brands like Dabur Vatika Olive Oil.

As a writer-director, she has created short films like “The Dance of Death” and “Through Bloodshot Eyes.”

Currently, Sodhi is in the post-production stage for a documentary about the Indian independent music scene called “Attention Please,” which she has co-directed with Singh.

Watch the video for “Puppet Life” here:

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