Aaja piya tohe pyaar du

The combination of Lata didi and Pancham da has been a little rare. That is what makes songs like this one priceless. I have always tried to take inspiration from the original, keep the soul intact and give my full emotion to the song, while trying to sing it in my way. If you listen to this on headphones, I would like to mention a tiny little thing which I discovered and tried to implement while mixing this song. The initial adleeb Aaja Piya : is plain dry voice, with no reverb or effects. And the full effect on the vocals begins with the next Aaja piya along with the rhythm. I have tried to replicate this mixing technique in my song and it made me realise the magic of sound processing!

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Hope you like my honest attempt at this masterpiece. Do share it with your loved ones and keep listening and blessing!

Balala Zop ka ga yet nahi (Angai from Ekda Kaay Zala)

Ekda KaaY Zala is a film by Saleel Kulkarni and it releases next week. This Angaai was released yesterday and I couldn’t stop humming it. Sandeep Khare’s words always do the magic and when combined with Saleel dada’s masterstroke melodies, it never fails to drench us in its beauty. Sunidhi Chauhan has sung this one so beautifully. It is hard to imagine it is the same singer who sang Sheela ki jawaani. A singer’s capability is shaped up many times by a song and an Angaai is certainly one amongst the forms having an incredible capacity to do so!

Hope you like my honest attempt at this masterpiece. Do share it with your loved ones and keep listening and blessing!

Also don’t forget to watch Ekda Kaay Zala at a theatre near you ! Many of my loved ones are involved in this film and it is indeed going to be special!

Day 25. A song you would like to slow dance to

I confess to have heard this song for a number of times I can’t count. I feel in love with this song the moment I heard it. I love Ed Sheeran for writing songs with simple and uncomplicated lyrics yet ones with profound emotions. If at all, just 1 song has to be played for a slow dance, I would definitely go with this one!

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Day 24. A song that reminds you of rain

Rain and music is such a perfect combination. This year I released a medley of songs to celebrate the rains. And this one tops my list of songs that come to my mind when I think of rain! It was hard to sing just one song, so I tried to combine them into a medley! Have you heard this one?

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Day 23. A Kid’s song (baalgeet) that you like

This list is huuuuge! I am an admirer of people who manage to keep the child in them alive! I genuinely feel songs/films made for kids can be enjoyed at any age, provided you keep the innocence and the ability to accept new things alive!

I have grown up listening to so many baalgeets! My most favourite is the one below – I got attracted to it as a kid because of the world that was created in it and continued to love it for so many years due to its melody! Can you believe, Shreenivas Khale kaka is the same person who composed Shravanat Ghanneela and Kilbil kilbil!??

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Day 22. A song that comforts your soul/gives you sukoon

The overall feel of this song always comforts me. Though this is meant to be a romantic song, it ascends the mere emotion of romance for me and makes me smile every time I listen to it. I think this time, it is more about the melody than the lyrics for me. And of course, Bombay Jayashree ji’s mellifluous voice! I experience sukoon with this song!

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Jyoti kalash Chhalke

I have admired the concept of Bhupali !

Bhupali भूपाळी is a traditional form of music in Maharashtra which is sung early in the morning to wake up everyone. It is composed in the raag Bhupali which comprises of just 5 notes. I find it overwhelming how just five notes can create such diverse emotions and has such a wide spectrum of expression.

Jyoti kalash Chhalke is a hindi bhupali composed by Sudheer Phadke, Babuji and has a beautiful description of early morning. Joining me for this song is my friend and an amazing singer Deepika Jog. I always love Deepika’s rendition of this song and invited her to sing this one with me, to which she gladly obliged!

Hope you like our honest attempt at this masterpiece. Do share it with your loved ones and keep listening and blessing!

Day 21. A song from the year you were born

It is so hard to believe that I love a song form when I was 0 years old. This is a true test of times for music to be able to survive decades of revolution and be in the list of favourites of so many people. Mera Kuch Saman is a unique expression of emotion through a perfect combination of music, lyrics and voice! What an experience this one is!

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Day 20. A song that motivates you

I had Aanewala Pal in my list before I wrote this song in 2020 for this prompt. I wrote this song in the pandemic and this has given me so much strength personally that I always look up to this song whenever I am feeling low. Choti si hai ye raina, man ke suraj se tu kehna – these lines mean a lot to me!

जब लगे सब थम गया ऐसे
तेरे मन से तू करना गुज़ारिशें

कहना उसको की सुन ले जरा
दिन तो आना है ये सुनहरा

ये जज़्बा तेरा, ये जज्बा तेरा
तुझे कह रहा
छोटी सी है ये रैना
मन के सूरज से तू कहना
छोटी सी है ये रैना
मन के सूरज से तू कहना

लगे क्यों तुझे
के सब कुछ बुझे

जलाना है तुझे ही
ये दिया आशा का, खुशियॉं का
छोटी सी है ये रैना
मन के सूरज से तू कहना

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Day 19. A song that sends you in deep thought

There are a lot of songs for this prompt but the first one that comes to my mind is this masterpiece written by Bha Ra Tambe. It is the biggest truth in life and no matter what, one can’t change this. Life is a blessing to us and how we live it defines our existence on this planet. No-one is above nature and no amount of money or fame earned can help when the time has come! This song is a perfect melange of science and spiritualism for me personally and this makes me think deep every single time I listen to it!

जन पळभर म्हणतील ‘हाय हाय’ !
मी जाता राहिल कार्य काय ?

सूर्य तळपतील, चंद्र झळकतील,
तारे अपुला क्रम आचरतील,
असेच वारे पुढे वाहतील,
होईल काहि का अंतराय ?

मेघ वर्षतील, शेते पिकतील,
गर्वाने या नद्या वाहतील,
कुणा काळजी की न उमटतील,
पुन्हा तटावर हेच पाय ?

सखेसोयरे डोळे पुसतील,
पुन्हा आपुल्या कामि लागतील,
उठतिल, बसतील, हसुनि खिदळतील
मी जाता त्यांचे काय जाय ?

अशा जगास्तव काय कुढावे !
मोहि कुणाच्या का गुंतावे ?
हरिदूता का विन्मुख व्हावे ?
का जिरवु नये शांतीत काय ?

गीत – भा. रा. तांबे
संगीत – वसंत प्रभू
स्वर – लता मंगेशकर

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