New Music Monday: Life’s about to get Good – Shania Twain

This weeks new Music Monday post features one of my all-time favourite female artists Shania Twain. I do love a bit of country Music, and luckily for me, Shania is back with her brand new album aptly titled Now.

She recently released a track from the album which is called Life’s about to get Good. The song is a feel good tune with a catchy hookline, happy beats and motivational lyrics. The song primarily talks about moving on after a heartbreak/broken relationship. The video reflects the songs lyrics in a happier light, as we see a team of people aiming to give Shania a makeover in preparation for the good that is about to come her way.

The song has definitely become a new favourite of mine, and I can’t wait to listen to the rest of the album when it releases!

Check out the video below and let me know what you think about this weeks new Music Monday!

Life’s about to get Good – Shania Twain from the album Now.

New Music Monday: Lakshya ~ SANAM

I always love writing a new Music Monday blog post, and this weeks release is a very special one. It is the latest rendition from the band SANAM and they have covered the title track of the film Lakshya.

However, this is not an ordinary release as it is Music for a Cause as the boys are supporting a very important campaign #NoWorldWithoutGirls

Having over 2 million subscribers at their YouTube channel, it is no surprise that they are now being recognised by brands like eBay who have also collaborated with them in their latest release.

Check out the video of Lakshya below which features a very important message.

Lakshya – SANAM

My favourite Golden Oldie: Aashiq Banaya Aapne

It’s that day of the month, where I share one of my favourite golden oldie songs and this months choice is a Bollywood song. My choice of Bollywood song coincides nicely with the fact that the singer/composer of the song will be celebrating their birthday this month! The song in question is the very popular Aashiq Banaya Apne title track remix.

Aashiq Banaya Aapne – remix

Sharing a few fun facts from my perspective, about when I first saw the video of this magical song. I had just started watching the popular series SaReGaMaPa Challenge 2005 where Himeshji was the mentor of Rock Gharana. He was fast becoming my favourite mentor due to the way he presented himself, and how he would give even a negative comment, in a kind and positive way. I naturally did a double take when I saw him in the remix video of Aashiq Banaya Aapne and after that, as they say, the rest is history! Historic to be precise 😉

The song is almost 10 years old but is an iconic and landmark song of Himeshji’s career. It also added a spark to Music videos helping the promotion of a Bollywood film. Let me know if Aashiq Banaya Aapne also features in your favourites list!

Check out my concert review of AR Rahman live exclusively for BollySpice!

On Saturday 8th July, I had the pleasure of attending the special, AR Rahman concert at the SSE Arena, Wembley courtesy BollySpice.com

You may be aware that I regularly write for BollySpice and you can find the link to all of my articles here. It truly felt amazing to be representing them, as a promoter, at the concert! While I may not be a “die hard” type fan of AR Rahman, I knew that this was not an opportunity to be missed, as I have grown up listening to and love, many of his classic hit songs and it was a treat to witness him perform a selection of these songs, live on stage with a great line up of talented singers.

The concert was celebrating 25 years of his Music, and to join in the celebrations, he had three of my favourite singers with him: Neeti Mohan, Jonita Gandhi and Javed Ali. It was the first time I saw these three perform live, and they certainly did not disappoint! My review goes more in depth with regards to the songs performed at the concert. Happy reading!

Click to read My review of AR Rahman live in concert

My Latest Piano solo: Sun Saathiya ~ ABCD2 and a life update

It has been a while since I have recorded a piano solo, as they say life got in the way! But this week, I was able to sit down and record my 4 pages long piano solo of Sun Saathiya from the Bollywood film ABCD2.

Original song credits: Sachin-Jigar

My piano solo:

I had been learning the song roughly since the start of this year, and I decided to take my time with it, focusing mainly on improving the fluidity of my playing, as that is one area which I feel that I need to work on the most, especially when it comes to a song which uses both hands. I really enjoyed learning the song, which has been well transcribed by fellow pianist Dhruv Gandhi. I have played a few of his transcribed pieces before and you can listen to them here. Let me know what you think of my latest piano solo!

Life Update
I am also very excited to announce that this Saturday, I will be attending the ARRahman concert celebrating 25 years of Music, at the SSE Arena (Wembley), exclusively for BollySpice.com! I shall be writing a full review of the concert for BollySpice too.