We are living in a time where many musicians are making the best of every available platform, to showcase their work. Kary Arora has recently added a twist in the trend of viewing music videos on YouTube as she released her latest one on her website and viewers can rent it. The music video is part of a short film Yaadein Bachpan Ki which celebrates childhood friendship and memories. I have showcased Kary’s work at the blog before, and you can listen to her previous work here.
This month’s golden oldie song is a Bollywood one, and has been composed by Music director duo Jatin-Lalit. The song is the melodious 90’s classic Vaada Raha Sanam from Khiladi!
Vaada Raha Sanam – Khiladi
The reason behind choosing this song, is that I personally feel it represents the romantic era of the 90’s very well, has a beautiful melody and meaningful lyrics – all of which are missing in today’s Music! It is the most memorable song from the Akshay Kumar starrer Khiladi, and has a duet version, as well as a male solo. The duet has decent picturisation and has been sung by Alka Yagnik and Abhijit Bhattacharya. I am currently trying to learn this timeless melody on the piano, and if I manage to, then you can be sure to expect a piano solo of the song soon!
If Vaada Raha Sanam from Khiladi also features in your Bollywood classic list, do tell me why in the comments!
Listen to the full album Evolution on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7pnVPVoOvTTB4DvX2D9WfX
Anastacia has just released her latest studio album Evolution. Known for her super hit songs like I’m Outta Love and Not That Kind, Anastacia has developed a stronger music style over the years, which showed even on her last album Resurrection (2014), and she has taken it one step further on Evolution. Having battled through several unfortunate illnesses, when listening to Evolution, it almost feels like we are hearing a personal memoir which showcases Anastacia’s triumphs during these tough times of her life. The album has 13 strong tracks (9 of which have been co-written by Anastacia) with powerful song titles:
Caught in the Middle
Nobody Loves Me Better
Not Coming Down
…and you can say that each track almost shows a different side to Anastacia’s musical personality!
It has been a while since I had recorded a new piano solo, and so I recently managed to learn the beautiful, evergreen and romantic You’re Still The One by Shania Twain.
You’re Still The One is from Shania’s extremely popular album Come on Over, and this song has always been a favourite of mine, with her soothing vocals, piano interludes. I have been lucky enough to get hold of the piano sheet music of the song, and due to its simple melody, I was able to learn the song fairly quickly! If you haven’t heard the song before, listen to it below and then listen to my piano solo. As always, feedback is welcome!
You’re Still The One – Shania Twain
You’re Still The One – my piano solo
As recently mentioned, the latest single to release from Arya Entertainment is called Keh Do Naa, and the single has released on Zee Music Company! The song has been written and composed by Viraal, sung by singers Mohit Gaur and Sonia Patel, and is produced by Arya Entertainment.
The title clearly hints at the romantic angle, and it will be lovely to hear India’s RAWStar finalist Mohit sing in this genre, alongside newcomer Sonia. Enjoy the song and video below and don’t forget to share your thoughts with us!
Keh Do Naa
This weeks new Music Monday release is the latest single from the fantastic four SANAM! Regular readers, will know that I always feature new releases from India’s popular band SANAM here at the blog.
Their latest release is what they call a #SANAMrendition and is their take on the retro classic Dil Kya Kare from the Bollywood film Julie. The video shows highlights from the bands recent concerts, including Amsterdam which is also where the majority of the video has been shot. The video also gives major boy band vibes, as we get to see behind the scene clips and masti of the fabulous four! These parts of the video remind me of Westlife’s video When You’re Looking Like That.
Back in June, I bought the exclusive news that Arya Entertainment’s next single will feature one of the India RAW star finalists Mohit Gaur. It has now been revealed that the title of the song is Keh Do Naa and it shall be releasing on the Zee Music Company label, alongside Arya Entertainment!
Keh Do Naa has been sung by Mohit Gaur and Sonia Patel, is composed by Viraal and produced by Arya Entertainment. In the current world of Bollywood Music, releasing singles are all the rage, and it is great to see that Zee Music Company, are supporting Arya Entertainment this time round.
Check out the song poster below, and stay tuned for further details as the song arrives imminently in September.
As told in my last blog post, the very first concert that I ever went to was during Michael Jackson’s Dangerous tour in 1992, and needless to say that since then, I remained a huge fan of his!
To celebrate his birthday (29th August), I am sharing my top 3 favourite songs from Michael. These songs need no introduction, so just let me know in the comments below, if they are also your favourites!
Remember the Time – Dangerous album
I recently had the pleasure of attending the ARRahman concert at Wembley arena in July, and as I was attending a concert after a long time, it made me think about all of the concerts that I have been to so far. I thought it would be a great idea to share my experience of attending these concerts, here at the blog and so I have decided to split them into Western Music and Bollywood Music categories. In this post, I shall talk about my Western Music concert experiences.
I was only 8 years old when I attended my first live concert at Wembley Stadium, which was for the legend Michael Jackson during his Dangerous tour in 1992. I went with my family and unfortunately te concert got cancelled the first time round, and so we went again on the re-scheduled date. The atmosphere was electric to say the least, and as I was only 8 years old, I was totally overwhelmed with the level of the music, and audience noise but I am extremely grateful to this day, that I had the opportunity to witness a legend and Music icon like MJ, perform live.
This month, my favourite golden oldie song is the iconic Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac. I find myself constantly re-listening to the epic Rumours album, and this is definitely one of my most favourite tracks from the album.
While I have taken a liking to the Music of the song a lot more than the lyrics, there will be many who appreciate the songs lyrics more, which talk about being part of a difficult relationship. Lyndsey Buckingham’s strong vocals against the epic rock guitar, is what sets this song apart and makes Rumours one of the most finest rock albums ever!
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Make it a point to listen to this classic song, as well as the entire Rumours album, if you truly consider yourself to be a Music lover. You will not be disappointed!