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Asees Kaur drops a heartfelt Love track 'Kisi Aur Naal'

Asees Kaur, versatile and a successful Bollywood singer and the voice behind the super hit tracks ‘Ve Maahi’, ‘Akh Lade Jaave’ and many more brings to you her latest heartfelt love song, ‘Kisi Aur Naal’ in collaboration with VYRL Originals. In this track she pours her heart out describing the struggle one goes through when friendship turns into one-sided love. The video is studded with digital heartthrob Awez Darbar and Nagma Mirajkar.  

This heart-wrenching track is beautifully written by Goldie Sohel & Kunaal Vermaa and portrays an individual’s sentiments when you find out the person you love is in love with someone else and difficulties faced in giving up your love. It’s always said, ‘If you love someone, set them free’, this saying perfectly fits the video directed by Sandeep Sharma in the picturesque backdrops of Himachal Pradesh. The video is shot in a college setting where the visuals will make you feel the pain Asees is going through as she sacrifices her happiness for her lover and instead becomes a cupid for him. The video further explains the plot of a one-sided love story where you put your loved ones happiness ahead of yours and the pain one deals with when seeing their lover falling for someone else.

VYRL Originals, the frontrunner in building the category and culture of non-film music in India has given independent music artists a platform to showcase their talent. The label has over 17 exclusive artists in their roster and have worked with many more non-exclusive artists, growing original music and non-film category in India.

Speaking about the track, Vinit Thakkar, Senior Vice President, Universal Music India & South Asia, shares, Asees Kaur is undoubtedly one of the most talented singers in the country. Her tracks are topping the charts is a testament to the fact that she is winning the hearts with her soulful voice and VYRL Originals is very proud to be associated with her. ‘Kisi aur Naal’ is a brilliant track and she has done an amazing job with her debut performance in the video. This track has an interesting story and is sure to emotionally enthral the audiences.”

Talking about the her release with VYRL Originals, Asees Kaur shares “ This track ‘Kisi Aur Naal’ is very close to my heart as this is my first track with my dearest friend and a talented musician/composer Goldie Sohel. We have been working on various projects together and we are super excited to finally see our work come out and what better than a platform like VYRL Originals. Kunaal Vermaa & Goldie Sohel have written the song beautifully and with Goldies’s composition the song is sure to touch everyone’s heart with a track you can relate the most. We’ve worked a lot on the video too, starting from the concept to the locations and shots. This song is more special to me because this is the first time, I'm featuring in a Music Video and I couldn't be more glad about it. It has been a wonderful ride and I am super happy that things are falling into place. Cannot wait for you guys to hear the track and see the video and hope for the best.”

About Asees Kaur:
A beautiful, young & talented singer, who has made her mark into the Bollywood industry by her songs ‘Bolna’ (duet with Arijit Singh), from the movie ‘Kapoor & Sons’. Asees has quite a number of Bollywood tracks added to her credit already. she has won awards like Upcoming Female Vocalist of the Year at the Mirchi Music Awards, for her song ‘Bolna’ from the movie ‘Kapoor & Sons’. Her credentials expand as she has sung Ve Maahi from Kesari, Tere Bin & Bandeya Re Bandeya from Simmba, Jaan Nisaar from Kedarnath, Chogada & Akh Lad Jaave from Loveyatri, Female version of Baarish (Half Girlfriend) and many more. Along with playbacks, she has also done singles ‘Tujhe Kaise Pata Na Chala’ with Meet Bros & ‘Khaab’. She has also set her journey in the LIVE performance industry and captivated audience with her charming personality and soulful voice.

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Best Jazz Venue in India

Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival  of live music.