New Music Monday: Itni Door by SANAM

This week’s new Music Monday, features the latest release from my favourite Indie band, the fantastic four: SANAM. They have released one of their original compositions called Itni Door (pronounced as dur).

This latest release, from the band further enforces their status as a “boy band” (as they would be called in the West) with heaps of Musical talent, and the song accompanying video reflects this vibe too. The boys are seen in their most loved romantic avatar in the video, as Itni Door is a heartbreak song, providing all the right kind of emotions that one feels when listening to a SANAM original! I personally enjoyed the video, and like the song a lot too. It is wonderful to see the band releasing their own material while taking breaks from their renditions.

Enjoy their latest release Itni Door below, and let me know if you enjoyed this #SANAMOriginal composition too!

Itni Door – SANAM


New Music Monday: Rishabh Srivastava

This weeks new Music Monday releases, are both from artist Rishabh Srivastava. I have shared Rishabh’s songs at the blog before, and it is always a pleasure for me to share his latest releases.

The first release is the single Aadat Nahin Hai Tum Bin with Zee Music Company. Zee Music had initially released the female version of this single with Jyotica Tangri on the vocals, and now they have released Rishabh’s version which is a treat to the ears! The song has a strong melody with meaningful lyrics which make it a treat to listen to.

Aadat Nahin Hai Tum Bin – single released via Zee Music Company

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My live Music experiences part 2: Bollywood Music

Continuing part 2 of My live Music experiences. Part 1 can be read here.

The very first Bollywood Music concert that I attended was to see Adnan Sami perform at the Wembley Pavillions in 2005. The concert was held in the make-shift pavillions arena, as Wembley arena was being refurbished at the time. Adnan was being supported by then upcoming singer Shreya Ghoshal. Shreya sang on her own and performed her hit songs from Devdas and Jism. She could have done with a better sound check, as her voice tended to sound screechy when it came to the higher notes. I remember being disappointed with audience members who chose to get up and walk around/talk during Shreya’s performance. Clearly, that would not happen at her own concerts now! When Adnan arrived on stage, he performed all of his hit songs from the Tera Chehra album, and he also gave a James Brown tribute. However, his attitude and tone of voice when talking to the audience, was rather disappointing.

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New Music Monday: Emeli Sande, The Corrs and Shania Twain

I know my blog has been a bit quiet on the new Music Monday front, and that is thanks to all of the new and good Music, releasing all at once! It seems as though we are officially now in Autumn, we have a slew of new releases in the Western Music scene; that too, from 3 of my favourite artists!

The latest releases which have grabbed my attention are:

Starlight – Emeli Sande (from her upcoming album Starlight)

Son of Solomon – The Corrs (from their upcoming album Jupiter calling)

Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed – Shania Twain (the second single from her just released album Now)

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My favourite filmi Garba style songs to enjoy, during the festival of Navratri!

We have entered an auspicious time of the year with the festival of Navratri that lasts for 9 days, and is widely celebrated across India. If you would like to know more about this festival, I highly recommend using Google to learn more about it. During this religious festival, many Indians dance in a traditional form of ‘Garba’, and so this form of dance requires a special kind of song and Music.

As Navratri is a popular yearly event, it has featured in many Bollywood films, thus creating a filmi sound of the festival. I have selected a few of my favourite Bollywood style Garba songs below. Do let me know if any of these are your favourites too!

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Kary Arora presents her latest single Yaadein Bachpan Ki

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.

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My favourite golden oldie: Vaada Raha Sanam from Khiladi

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!

My Music Review: Evolution by Anastacia

Listen to the full album Evolution on Spotify:

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
My Everything
Nobody Loves Me Better
Not Coming Down
Higher Livin’

…and you can say that each track almost shows a different side to Anastacia’s musical personality!

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My Latest Piano Solo: You’re Still the One

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

Arya Entertainment: Keh Do Naa now released via Zee Music Company

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