I am excited to bring my next review of new releases from the independent talent platform Artist Aloud. This weeks new releases feature the artists DJ Shaan, Jasbir Jassi, Vipul Kapoor and the popular band who have recently made a comeback, Strings. As always, read on for information about the artists and my review of each of their songs.
Artist Information about DJ Shaan and Jasbir Jassi
DJ Shaan is India’s most followed EDM artist and the 1st Indian to play at Tomorrowland. At age 15, he debuted at Asia’s largest music festival – Sunburn 2010, in Goa, India. He has performed alongside Martin Garrix, DJ Snake, Axwell, Ingrosso, KSHMR and opened sets for Dash Berlin, Tiesto and Swedish House Mafia.
Jasbir Jassi is a Punjabi singer, lyricist, performer and actor. As of 2016 he has released thirteen albums, his first pop album being Dil Le Gayee, released in 1998 with Times Music. (Source of info is Wikipedia)
My review of Bulleya
While I don’t regularly listen to Punjabi music, I felt a sense of familiarity with the title of the track Bulleya, probably because we have heard the mega popular Bulleya from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. However, Jasbir Jassi’s Bulleya is extremely different in its execution and lyrics. DJ Shaan’s subtle remix, gives the song a slightly edgy sound and makes it stand out a bit more. Jasbir has a very different voice texture and this makes the song sound different in comparison to other Punjabi numbers. The song will most definitely appeal to hardcore lovers of Punjabi music.
Artist Information about Vipul Kapoor
Vipul Kapoor captures the waveforms and creates something melodious and atmospheric. He is a playback singer, producer and a writer.
My review of Amateur Love
This is the first time that I am listening to artist Vipul Kapoor, and once again I am surprised by the inclusion of English lyrics in this track. The female vocals are very strong and the overall sound of the song makes one feel like it is most definitely a dance track. The song brief says that Amateur Love is “with the touch of electronic music and a blend of Hindi and English verse together, a soulful track with a mesmerising drop”. It is always risky to merge Hindi and English lyrics together, yet I feel they have pulled it off well in this track. I think the song would have benefited in being slightly longer, as it does feel like you are just getting into the song when it is ending.
Artist Information about Strings
Strings are an internationally acclaimed Pakistani pop rock band composed of two members, plus four live band members from Karachi, Pakistan. The band was initially formed by four college students—Bilal Maqsood (vocals and guitars), Faisal Kapadia (vocals), Rafiq Wazir Ali (synthesizer) and Kareem Bashir Bhoy (bass guitar)—in 1988. In 1992 the quartet disbanded, only to make a comeback with Maqsood and Kapadia in 2000. While the initial band rode the new wave of Pakistani pop music, the later lineup ushered in a revival in the Pakistani music industry. (Source of info is Wikipedia).
My review of Urr Jaoon
I enjoyed listening to Strings when they debuted in Bollywood for the film Zinda with the song Ye Hai Meri Kahani. Since then, it has been rather quiet for them and so it is good to hear they have now made a comeback with the romantic track Urr Jaoon. If I am not mistaken, Urr Jaoon is rather different from their original rock vibe, and so it represents them in a new way. This is one of the most put together and well arranged new releases and if you enjoy soft, slow tracks, then you will most definitely enjoy this one.
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