When music hits the heart, it defines its purpose of existence. This 10 min song by Taylor took me to a different realm and I was speechless for a long time! I feel I might be a different person now that I have seen and heard this. There is so much phenomenal music already existing (and may be in the making) yet to be heard and shared!
Musical excellence and greatness comes in all different sizes, languages, ages and personalities. I know my surroundings revolve around a totally different genre of music and not all the people associated with my music will get this, but to give a perspective, this song touched me in a way ‘Mera kuch saaman’ by Gulzar ji or ‘Jan Palbhar Mhantil by Bha Ra Tembe ji did.
I was always a books over movies and working/studying over games kinda person. Eventually through music, I began to enjoy cinema and everything around it. Stills, lighting, frames, characters, storylines, plots and all the world in it.
My scope went from Bollywood to Hollywood, Regional Indian language-films and films in foreign languages. I am usually a person who does not easily cry while watching a film. I need a strong recipe of acting, background score, storyline and characters to be engrossed in the scene so much as to make my heart feel any emotion shown.
Recently I found my way into the Kdrama blackhole and let me tell you, it is TOTALLY worth the hype. To explain in plain terms, the feeling I got while watching kdramas it the feeling you get when you eat varan-bhaat-tup-limbu at home, after 15 days of travelling & eating outside food. All perspectives and dimensions of this Kdrama phenomenon are impressive but I am stumped by the melodious OST’s.
I will write a separate post on the nuances of kdramas. For now, I am super excited to share that I have translated (written) a few of my favourite songs in HINDI and will be releasing them soon on my channel. This is a unique songwriting experience as I have honestly attempted to keep the meaning of each line exactly the same as expressed in korean. Special thanks to the tons of explanatory blogs that I read which helped me understand the language and with the translation.
For those who are in my boat, I can’t wait to share the emotions in a language that we understand
I have inherited my love for plants and flowers from my mom.
Mogara is a song dedicated to the magical phenomenon of nature : the flower Mogara. In India, almost all of us are used to the fragrance of Mogara since childhood and sometimes we miss out on appreciating its magic ! This song is a small attempt to do that! In all my song-creation attempts, this one is where the poem by Sadhana Rajhans Tembhekar was written first and the tune and the song came in later. It was possible because of the brilliant guitar accompaniment by my dear friend and outstanding musician : Radhika Anturkar
Mogara Lyrics : Sadhana Rajhans Tembhekar Music, Vocals : Saee Tembhekar Guitars : Radhika Anturkar Plus One Ventures Production
We are in the age where loneliness prevails amidst the crowds. Even when you are surrounded by a lot of people, you might feel awfully lonely due to circumstances. But always remember! There is someone who cares for you! This song is dedicated to that one amazing friend who always has your back and is eternally ready to pull you away from any deep dark tunnel!
I just had the concept of ‘being there for you’ or ‘तुझ्यासाठी’ in my mind for this song and I built the tune around the feel in my heart. Aai has written beautifully heartwarming lyrics which are intense yet so natural. Sasmit Rudra’s piano has created an exceptional vibe for this song!
This is not a song for me but a feeling! I want to spread the feeling that ‘someone always cares for you’, so always remember that someone and stay calm!
Enjoy this simple yet heartfelt feeling and please do share with your loved ones
Lyrics : Sadhana Rajhans Tembhekar Piano : Sasmit Rudra Music and Vocals : Saee Tembhekar
You can listen to this song on your favourite platform and use them in your Instagram and Facebook Stories.
This song is inspired by and dedicated to all the amazing senior citizens around me. All these people who support each other for decades, live every day to the fullest and admire tiny aspects of beauty in each other, make me believe in the magic of true companionship.
The song began with the concept of ‘Tu Asata’ in my mind and came out in the form of a tune on which Sadhana Aai wrote the phenomenal lyrics
The sound of Ukulele brings in a unique charm and adds vibrance to the feeling of love. Thanks to Radhika, we could make this song with this remarkable instrument.
Special thanks to the stars in the video Mr. Mohan and Mrs. Sunita Bal who joyfully agreed to do what they always do the best : be themselves!
Inspite of the strict lockdown, we could manage to film these amazing shots due to the incredibly talented Bharat who has done outstanding work with the home-shoot!
Enjoy this simple yet heartfelt feeling and please do share with your loved ones
Lyrics : Sadhana Rajhans Tembhekar Ukulele and Guitars : Radhika Anturkar Starring : Mr Mohan and Mrs Sunita Bal Cinematography : Bharat Mohan Sunita Music and Vocals : Saee Tembhekar
You can listen to this song on your favourite platform and use them in your Instagram and Facebook Stories. With the utmost hope that you shower all of us with the same love that we put in making this, presenting the third song of my new album.
तू असता मज जग सारे वाटते का नवे ?
सुमने जुनी जरी कागदी भासे मला गंध भोवती उजाड मज हे माळरान ताजे दिसे पान पान दृष्टी ही मज नवी देई साथ ही
निशा ही जरी मिट्ट काजळी चमचमते नभ भासे सोबती मौनातही जरी तव भान ऐकू येई मज गान श्रुष्टी ही साजिरी दावी साथ ही
Your heart knows what you are capable of. The song is about visualising your ambitions and dreams as the first step to make it true. Look at your own self inside and you’ll be surprised with the strength you hold! This song is specially dedicated to all women who dream to achieve any goal in life! DREAM, WORK and it will be yours!
Im proud to be the daughter of Sadhana Rajhans Tembhekar who has always written and shared inspiring stuff Special thanks to Akanksha Mahajan, the super talented artist who visualised the song into the wonderful animation that you are looking at.
You can listen to this song on your favourite platform and use them in your Instagram and Facebook Stories. With the utmost hope that you shower all of us with the same love that we put in making this, presenting the second song of my new album.
Lyrics : शुभ्र ढगांच्या तलम घडीतून लख्ख चांदणे चमचमते शीतल चंद्राच्या झुल्यावर मनात मी ही झुलते
झुलता झुलता स्वप्न उद्याचे नयनी माझ्या बघ फुलते जगातल्या त्या उंच शिडीवर अलगद जाऊन मग खुलते
स्वप्नरम्य त्या वातावरणी मनात माझ्या मी रमते अंतरातली मीच कधी मग हलकेच अन उलगडते
When your heart is so full of love for that one person who makes everyday worthwhile, it needs a special song to say that out. This is that song. When I started writing this song, I started with the words : ‘You Mean So Much To Me’ and decided to keep them as it is and designed the entire song on that feeling. The song can be said to be in M-Inglish ( Marathi-English) which kind of represents the way we speak today!
The song has been decorated with Sasmit Rudra’s mellifluous piano. I was so delighted when Sanika and Abhishek loved the song and agreed to be the face of the emotion through their charming and adorable chemistry! Special Thanks to Avee Kumthekar for the stunning cinematography (the Garudaa)
You can listen to this song on your favourite platform and use them in your instagram and Facebook Stories.
I am writing this post with a heavy heart as we lost one of our dear music composers today. Narendra Bhide a myriad of musical elements. He was a composer, arranger, musician, sound engineer, entrepreneur and most importantly, a true passionate music lover. He was known for his critical musical tastes and classy musical works. In the crowd of social media posts, his always stood out because they were infallibly straightforward, witty, yet meaningful and came right through his heart.
In all the condolences that I kept on reading, I was stunned to read this one sentiment : your music will always stay with us. That got me thinking on music and its immorality. Humanity has dealt with the loss of so many popular personalities over the ages. But today’s episode got me thinking. When a musician creates a melody or a beat and pours his heart in it while doing so, can it not be felt while listening to it again and again ? This must of course fulfil the prerequisite condition of establishing a bridge of emotional connect with the listener. When I listen to Micheal Jackson or RD Burman today, it is hard to believe that this person is physically not around anymore. It is almost like their music made them immortal. Coincidently today, I was also listening to the story of Alton Lomax who was an ethnomusicologist who spend almost 70 years collecting, archiving and conducting field recordings of thee 20th century music. While listening to a folk concert in the 1930’s which he had recorded (his collection has a physical recordings of all his work), it feels almost impossible to believe that this music was so old. It felt so alive and fresh as if someone was playing next door to me! That is the beauty of timeless music I guess!
Thought of penning down this flow of emotions that I had today. Sharing this recent power booster that I received from Narendra dada over my rendition of his composition : Avantika Title Song
Though I have been on the microphone side of the stage for most instances, I have also enjoyed being on the speaker side to listen to my favourite artists live. The concept of Live Music is amongst the most affected by the current pandemic. Till the time it is safe to gather together, it wouldn’t be safe to conduct live concerts. It has been a rough time for all the artist fraternity; trying to figure out ways and means to continue doing their work.
Creativity is kind of an inbuilt plugin in the performing arts and that has led to explore online platforms to be able to present art in the new normal. All of us in the performing arts sector are striving towards implementing the best listening and viewing experience for our audience through online platforms. I can totally understand that all of us will be missing the overall feel and ambience of attending a live concert (not to forget the vada-pav in the intermission) Nevertheless, I can assure you ONE thing certainly as a representative of the artist community : the urge with which we perform remains the same, rather might be a tad more, to be able to reach you through the gigabytes of bandwidths.
I would like to conclude with a tiny request to all art and music lovers. Please try out this new perspective of attending live concerts in this ‘new normal’ and lets spread music, love and happiness in these difficult times.
If you decide to be a part of my live concerts, I would be thrilled to meet you on the other side of the screen. Please have a look at the latest event happening here : https://saeetembhekar.com/events/