Singer songwriter Lasith Fernando will release his debut single ‘Mathaka Mal’ (Flower of Remembrance) on January 21, 2017. He has made a name for himself as a working musician hustling the pub circuit of Colombo and performing in English.
In ‘Mathaka Mal’, a Sinhala rock song, Lasith reminisces about a love lost to the passage of time, the lingering fragrance that sits in his room and the memories that still trail the road he walks.
Growing up in his grandparents house on the outskirts of Dehiwela, Lasith remembers listening to his father playing Clarence Wijewardena and Jim Reeves cassettes and his grandfather singing Frank Sinatra songs to himself.
‘Mathaka Mal’ will be the first song to step outside its doors into the world. The song is on-line on YouTube and sold at lasithfernando.bandcamp.com.