Artist Aloud: 3 new releases from Shirley Setia, Vikas Relhan and Tauseef Akhtar!

This week’s new releases from Artist Aloud are from three artists, covering three different genres of music. We have a patriotic song, an indie pop track and a ghazal album on the list! The artists in the spotlight this week are Vikas Relhan, Shirley Setia and Tauseef Akhtar.

Vande Matram by Vikas Relhan

Artist Information
Vikas Relhan (VK), is a renowned singer, music composer and yricist. He has been awarded by sanskar bharti with kala vibhuti samman, and guru shikshak vandan by bharat vikas parished.

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New Music Monday: Tera Zikr by Darshan Raval

As we get closer to the end of 2017, the amount of new releases tends to dip as many are saved for next year. However, I have just decided to write an almost last minute New Music Monday, for a song that has recently caught my attention, and has stayed in my mind even though it has been a month since it released. The song in question is popular Bollywood singer Darshan Raval‘s latest single Tera Zikr.

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New Music Monday: Jaane Woh Kaise ~ SANAM rendition

It feels like absolutely ages, since I have written a New Music Monday post, but thankfully, there is one this week featuring the wonderful new rendition from SANAM Jaane Woh Kaise (Log Thay Jinke Pyar Ko Pyar Mila).

This classic song which is originally from the Bollywood film Pyaasa (1957) is extremely close to lead singer Sanam Puri and SANAM collectively; and from the video, it is clear that the band have taken extra efforts in executing their rendition of the song. Set in a seemingly old style house, the video sees bass guitarist Venky S playing the double-bass (instead of his guitar) Sanam Puri at the grand piano, and both Samar and Keshav with their respective instruments.

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Musical Thoughts: Talking about The Voice India Kids music reality show


The Voice India Kids poster

I am currently enjoying the musical reality show The Voice India Kids. This show airs on AndTV, and is the second season of the children’s series. The Voice launched in India in 2015, and though it is an international concept, the show has been well received by music lovers and Indian television audiences.

This season features my favourite Himesh Reshammiya, and singers Papon, Shaan and Palak Muchhal as the coaches. The show is currently in the blind auditions stage, and if you are familiar with the concept of the show, you will know that this first round, means that the singers have to impress the coaches with their singing only, as only then, will the coaches chair turn when they have hit the buzzer.

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Music Review: Jupiter Calling by The Corrs

Album: Jupiter Calling by The Corrs

Listen to the album at Spotify: Jupiter Calling

Tracklisting:

1) Son of Solomon
2) ‎Chasing Shadows
3) ‎Bulletproof Love
4) ‎Road to Eden
5) ‎Butter Flutter
6) ‎SOS
7) ‎Dear Life
8) ‎No Go Baby
9) ‎Hit My Ground Running
10) ‎Live Before I Die
11) ‎Season of our Love
12) ‎A Love Divine
13) ‎The Sun and the Moon

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My Favourite Golden Oldie: Haareya ~ Meri Pyari Bindu

This months favourite golden oldie song is technically still a new one (roughly 6 months old), but I have decided to include it, as it has emerged as one of my favourite Bollywood songs of this year, and I have a feeling it will stay in my playlists for quite sometime. The song is the melodious Haareya from Meri Pyari Bindu.

Haareya – Meri Pyari Bindu
Composers: Sachin-Jigar
Lyrics: Priya Saraiya

While I don’t consider myself to be a die hard Arijit Singh fan, I do occasionally like his releases and Haareya is one of them. It is a very simple song, but has a strong melody with meaningful, romantic lyrics and this combination is extremely rare to find these days in Bollywood Music. Sachin-Jigar excel in this genre as composers (as previously heard in their songs like Jeena Jeena, Badlapur and Toota Jo Kabhi Tara from Flying Jatt). I recently discovered that this song also has a rock version which has been sung by Ayushmann Khuarana. I am rather surprised that the creators decided to create a rock version of Haareya, as it is not a Rock song in the first place. They would have been better of releasing a B side of the track, with Ayushmann’s vocals.

Did you like Haareya from Meri Pyari Bindu? Let me know in the comments!

SANAM: My Top 5 favourite SANAM Originals

Having recently interviewed India’s Fabulous Four SANAM, I have decided to share my top 5 favourite original songs from the band. Even though they are primarily known for their wonderful renditions of retro classic hits, I feel it is equally important to emphasise the fact thay the fab four also compose their own material too. Enjoy my top 5 and let me know your favourites in the comments!

1) Teri Aankhon Se (both versions) 🎶🎶

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Artist Aloud: 3 new releases from artists Sarit Das and Mumbai’s Finest

In this post, I will be sharing 3 new song releases from Artist Aloud. They are from 2 artists: Sarit Das and Mumbai’s Finest. The songs are in completely different music genres, as the first is a pure Indian classical song, while the second and third releases are a hip hop and rap fusion mix!

Argala Stotram by Sarit Das featuring the voice of Swarnima Gusain.
Genre: Pure Indian classical

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Musical Thoughts: Listening to Music via apps in the digital era

In the current digital era, it is much more common to find that people are listening to music via apps (streaming) on their smartphone, as opposed to either a CD or even mp3 player. With so many good music apps now available to choose from, it can also become a bit overwhelming when deciding to pick the right app which suits your choice of music. In this post, I will be sharing some of the top music apps for both Bollywood, Indie and Western music. This post is also a collaboration with Artist Aloud, and I shall be sharing some tips on some of the best ways to listen to new Indie Music via their app.

Some of the most popular Bollywood music apps are:

*Saavn
*‎Gaana
*‎Eros Now (restricted to only Eros Now releases)
*‎Hungama

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Arya Entertainment: Next single to feature singer Shashaa Tirupati

Arya Entertainment are busy working on their forthcoming singles, and it has recently emerged, that after working with singer Abhijeet Sawant, their next single will be featuring singer Shashaa Tirupati!

Shashaa is a popular Bollywood playback singer, and has lent her voice to films such as Half Girlfriend, OK Jaanu and the forthcoming Robot 2.0 to name a few! Her single with Arya Entertainment has been composed by Viraal, and we shall bring you more details about it, as they emerge. Girl at the Piano is very excited about these forthcoming releases from Arya Entertainment!

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