“It's a magical feeling when words appear from nowhere and the music starts flowing with them. It's this magical feeling that made me write & compose the song 'Play me a song' - Milind Chitnavis of the band Music UnLtd. had to say about his latest release which is currently being aired across all mediums TV, Radio, Digital, etc…
The process of composing always has emotions lurking in the background - whether happy or sad. Good songs can't be written with no emotion - emotions are what give colour & life to the songs. The process of writing & composing was broken into several sessions, because I was simultaneously writing or finishing other songs. Finally, when I decided that the lyrics were complete and the music flowed naturally, I went into its production.
The regular band members Stephen Veigas [Synth], Akshat Shinde [Drums], Govind Gawli/Kunal Kambli [Bass], Kevin Chetti [Guitar] play gigs with me, but due to their other jobs have little time for Album recordings or Music video shoots. So I chose freelance musicians whom I've had the pleasure of working with before, and who contributed invaluably to the songs - Krunal Shah (Synth), Karl Peters (Bass), Yadhunandan Nagaraj (Drums), Omkar Dhumal (Flute), Vivienne Pocha (Female voice).
My songs are normally based on reality - positive or negative. I leave the lovey-dovey and mushy stuff to Bollywood and US pop acts. I gravitate naturally towards edgy topics which are far more interesting. For example, 'And then I saw her' the title song of the EP by the same name, deals with polygamy; and ‘Baahon mein baahein’ (English title - ‘Suspicious stares’) from the EP ‘Humnasheena’ deals with infidelity …both very common amongst people, but who obviously can’t admit it publicly.
In a country swamped by the money power of film music - and also habituated to listening to only 'covers' in gigs - we hope to see more & more people attending gigs of original independent artists & bands, and buying their music.”
Music UnLtd.has released songs in both English & Hindi, so as not to limit the audience to a single language group. 'Play me a song' is also being released in Hindi in a few days, and is titled ‘Chhedo Koi Geet’.
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.