The Commuters proudly release the song As I Make My Way

The Commuters proudly release the song As I Make My Way

Following the successful release of three songs in Pakistan from the EP Before I Was Born, New York based alt-rock quartet The Commuters have released the track they made their debut with from their first album Rescue which was released in the United States in 2011.

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As I Make My Way was the first single by The Commuters and also the song that they made their first video of; the video was featured on MTV top charts and the audio stayed on the top charts of radios stations across the Unites States.

“This song is about the vision I had all my life of becoming a professional musician and just going for it.  I’d been in and around the music industry much of my life, but had put my own musical dreams on the back burner.  One day I was deep in thought and said to myself: Someday I will die.  And when that day comes I don’t want to look back on my life and kick myself for not doing what deep down inside I’ve always wanted to do. So the song is about that moment, and going for it, and not worrying too much about outcomes — about giving it your all and just trusting that things will work out as they are supposed to.” – says Zeeshan Zaidi.

Ironically, even though As I Make My Way was the first single, in the studio, it was one of the last songs to come together.  It was lagging a bit behind the other songs and Zaidi wasn’t sure if it would even make the album. But to the groups’ surprise it turned out to be their first single and the biggest one till date.

The dynamic music video for the New York-based Alternative Rock band The Commuters’ first single As I Make My Way has been making big waves since its debut. It was added by mtvU and debuted on the channel on October 3rd 2011.  The video stayed featured in rotation for the next several weeks. The As I Make My Way video was also played on many local and regional video programs as well as in major retail stores like Sam’s Club and ShopRite, Footlocker, FYE, American Eagle and Harley Davidson stores among others.  In addition, the single also received extensive airplay at dozens of key college radio stations throughout the country.

“Every artist dreams of having a video played on the MTV family of networks, we were very grateful to the team at mtvU for giving us the amazing opportunity and making our dream come true.” Said Zeeshan Zaidi.

The music video for As I Make My Way was shot on location in Manhattan in the middle of July. The video features breathtaking shots of the city, scenic performance shots of the band, and awesome stop-motion camera work. New York-based film director Davide Mamgoulu fronted the effort.

The song has been written, composed and sung by Zeeshan Zaidi who also played the guitar, along with Uri Djemal on keyboards, Ben Zwerin on Bass and Lorne Entress on drums. Produced by Zeeshan Zaidi and Uri Djemal who also recorded and mixed the song.

As I Make Way

LYRICS

Reflected light from the other side of day
I’m seeing light from the other side of morning
I’m seeing light from the other side of morning
I’m seeing light, my mind is blown away

…My mind is blown away — away
I’ll figure it out as I make my way

I watch the world from the other side of owning
The things I’ve held, I’ve let them go away
I watch the world from the other side of owning
I watch the world, desires have slipped away

…Desires have slipped away — away
I’ll figure it out as I make my way

I’m on a journey, I’ve got my faith
I don’t have to worry about my fate
The planets align as the will dictates
I’m writing it out as I make my way

I walk through time with a different understanding
Embracing what I see along the way
I walk though time with a different understanding
I’ll figure it out, as I make my way

…as I make my way — my way
I’ll figure it out as I make my way

I’m on a journey, I’ve got my faith
I don’t have to worry about my fate
The planets align as the will dictates
I’m writing it out as I make my way…
(As I make my way) As I make my way
(As I make my way) As I make my way
(As I make my way) As I make my way
(As I make my way)

About The Commuters:

The Commuters might hail from New York, but their kinetic, personal anthems capture an alt-rock essence that aspires toward universal appeal. Their 2012 debut, Rescue, earned the band accolades and exposure from outlets as wide-reaching as mtvU, PureVolume and Guitar World and many college and non-commercial radio stations.

Their new EP Before I Was Born, speaks to listeners in a direct, uncomplicated way with songs that are equal parts melody and honesty. It fuses together longtime influences such as David Bowie and Peter Gabriel with modern progressive artists such as the Killers, Muse and Bon Iver to create intriguing, engaging rock songs that connect with the band’s devoted worldwide audience on a visceral level. The lead single “Before I Was Born,” about the birth of the lead singer’s first child, and “The Better of Me” – a muted but intense protest of oppression – are example of this.

Before I Was Born debuted at 34 on the Billboard Alternative New Artists Album Chart, hit 3 on the iTunes Alternative Top EP’s Chart and its songs have already been featured in People Magazine and picked up by radio stations throughout the UK and other countries. The Commuters consist of childhood friends Zeeshan Zaidi (vocals, guitar/keyboard) and Uri Djemal (guitar/keyboard) – who co-produced both releases – as well as Ben Zwerin (bass), and Paul Amorese (drums). The EP was mastered by Fred Kevorkian (Ryan Adams, White Stripes).