VYRL Originals artist Arjun Kanungo, is all set to release a melodious and a heartfelt track Woh Baarishein.Powerful vocals and composition by Arjun and his portrayal of anguishin this track is brought alive throughManoj Muntashir’s beautiful lyrics and deeply felt through the live orchestra arrangement which is a rare experience. The track is a complete burst of emotionsthat createsa perfect blend for the monsoon and brings back memories and moments spent with loved ones.
Popstar and Ballad, Arjun Kanungo pours his heart outinthisemotional track thatenvisages a story of great loss of love, loneliness and grief. The video reflects Arjun’s sadness on losing the very love of his life played by Shriya Pilgaonkar, against a beautiful backdrop of the rains. The overall setup amidst monsoon does complete justice to the track and the video.
Staying true to his reputation; Arjun Kanungo has given his fansan easy sing-along hook in Woh Baarishein allowing them to contemplate the depth of his agony and join him in sharing their own. This visual spectacle is directed by Danny Mamik.
Ecstatic at the release of his latest single, Arjun Kanungo said,“Woh Baarishein marks the end of an amazing trilogy where I set out to understand what it means to make music videos with story, drama and action. I feel it's one of my best and I am super excited about it. The song holds a great place in my heart as i sung it with utmost difficulties. I had recorded it in a very difficult phase, where I had completely lost my voice due to my intense voice training and I was afraid on how I would sound. But it all went so beautifully well, and I am so amazed with the end results. I am thankful to VYRL for their constant faith and immense support. My co-star Shriya and writer Manoj Muntashir have done a fabulous job and it’s a perfect sync of team effort which has made 'Woh Baarishein' so amazing ”
Speaking of his first release with VYRL Originals Manoj Mutashirshared,“‘No pain, no gain’ this age-old saying perfectly describes my experience with Woh Baarishein. Having written about 200 songs, I never thought any tune can put my skills to test, the way Arjun’s tune did. It was too uneven and staccato for any writer’s comfort, especially for me who is hell-bent on making my songs poetic.But I didn’t want to give up as the tune had a melancholy which kept haunting me for weeks. With much-appreciated help from Vinit Thakkar and off course Arjun, I could write something which made everyone's eyes wet. This ‘gain’ came after loads of ‘pain’ but eventually it’s one of the most soul-satisfying songs, I’ve ever written.”
Speaking on the release of the song, Vinit Thakkar, Senior Vice President, Universal Music Group India & South Asia said, “Arjun undoubtedly is the most recognizable popstar in India, and we are glad to have him as a part of the VYRL family. Arjun’s third track with VYRL originals is surely going to break his past records. The track Woh Baarishein is by far Arjun’s best creation and the excellent verses by Manoj Muntashir take it a notch higher. All our VYRL Originals track have a unique appeal across audiences and Woh Baarishein is sure to have a deeper connect and lasting impact across the masses.
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.