After back to back heart-wrenching tracks ARJUN KANUNGO brings to you the party banger for the season ‘Hona Chaida’ presented by VYRL Originals. This track is sure to alter the party anthems across the clubs. Arjun Kanungo, after a series of applauded songs, has added elements of new age electronic beats making an energetic trap song ‘Hona Chaida’. The song is a mixture of pop and rap with sensational electro beats that will surely appeal to all the partygoers and will make you step on the dance floor as soon as the tune hits the ears.The song carries a mischievous attitude throughout, describing an artist’s inner feelings, dreams and endeavors. Mayur Puri has beautifully described these emotions in a subtle manner that purges the thin line between ambitions, dreams and belief. A song that starts with momentary goals, ends with a proud commitment to self, a promise to be patient with results and to have faith in the right direction.
Arjun Kanungo speaks to Raga to Rock about his new Single 'Hona Chaida'..
Coming from a classical music background, your diversity with your music is very reflective, so is there any other genre still left for you to explore?
There is always something new to explore! I’m currently exploring Indian classical music a little deeper and also trying to find new things to learn in electronic music production. Music is such a vast subject and there is always something new to learn! That’s why I never get bored of it.
'Hona Chaida' marks your debut as a rap star, tell us about your experience?Haha I would hardly call myself a rap star. It’s my first try rapping in Hindi and frankly I’m just relieved that people are liking it. Was quite nervous about how people would feel about it. I’ve also written the lyrics for the rap so that was a new experience for me. I wanted it to be as authentic as possible !
You always experimented with your music with VYRL Originals, what has been the motivation?
My love for music, my personal experiences and my mood. I’m an emotional creator. I need to care about what I’m doing.
How do you think the audience should feel and perceive from this song?
Inspired. Hona chaida is an ode to dreams and wishes. The song talks about mine but the idea of the song was to reflect everyone’s.
Which artist in the music industry inspires you to create music?
There have always been a few- AR Rehman, Mithoon, amit Trivedi and pritam da. Thankfully I got to work with all 4 this year.
Tell us about your future endeavours/ projects that we should be aware of?
My song with Pritam for ‘The Sky is pink’ is out now. It’s titled ‘Naadaaniyaan’. It’s an awesome song really. Would recommend you check it out.
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.