Finally Blogswara 2
is up and kicking! When I got the lyrics of Hai Mera Dil
some months back, the tune for the song came automatically without any work on my part and within 10 minutes, I had the tune hummed back to Ajay. Sometimes the lyrics inspire you instantly and the correct tune comes as a distant unheard voice from the ultimate creator of all tunes in this world! In this case everything happened instantly. I immediately mailed the tune to Ajay and Jo
and also asked for Swati's
opinion. Then it was meant to be a solo. Swati would have never imagined then that I would later ask her to sing this song with me! But then afterwards, there was a big lull for some months and I was in totally confusion when I started to give background orchestra for the song. I felt lost and had lost the mood to compose. But then Jo's deadline and William changed it all. When William came here on a rainy evening, I did not know that this would be the much needed catalyst for me to complete the song. William played the crucial skeletal Piano part in just an hour without any effort! This gave new life for the song and then ideas started flowing in my head! Then I heard from my Friend Philip that Bhavyalakshmi was an excellent violin player. I immediately rang up her husband Saji who already was very well known to me. They took the pains of coming to my home and we started to work on the song by almost 11.30 P.M. Within an hour she created magic on the violin and the whole color of the song changed drastically. William and Bhavya's work inspired me to fight with one finger on my Triton Le, to add the bells, base and violin ensemble parts. There after I was like a madman immersed in the development of the atom bomb! And finally a week back, I got Swati to sing the song and here is the final result. By then Ajay had modified the lyrics to make the solo a duet. Swati's magical voice had added a whole range of new colors to this song. I would never claim anything spectacular for this song as I never can be a genuine composer. This was just fun and a change from the routine thing of singing. But I have understood that composing brings the power of creation within you. But I will always remain a singer rather than a composer as I believe that you cannot force anyone to be a composer. Just as singing, composing is God's gift and can’t be taught. Learning music can only refine and enhance the gift. Once again I thank Bhavya, Saji and William for their sincere efforts without which I would not have been able to get what I wanted from this song. Also hats off to Ajay for brilliant moving lyrics in chaste Urdu and Swati for lifting up the song with her magical voice. I just wanted to prove that beauty lies in melody and simplicity. I give the link for my song here. Please go to the BLS 2
website to hear all the 7 wonderful songs there. I believe that, while BLS1 was nursery for us, BLS2 has been graduation!