A CHANCE FIND! (MY BIRTHDAY SONG – Music Review)

Music Album Details
♪ Music by: Nitin Krishna Menon, Ajay Govind, Raajeev V. Bhalla, Joi Barua & Pawan Rasaily
♪ Lyrics by: Ajay Govind, Akshay K. Saxena & Joi Barua
♪ Music Label: Kahwa Music
♪ Music Released On: 12th January 2018
♪ Movie Releases On: 19th January 2018

My Birthday Song Album Cover

 

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My Birthday Song is an upcoming Bollywood thriller starring Sanjay Suri and Nora Fatehi in lead roles. The film is directed by Samir Soni, and produced by Sanjay Suri and Samir Soni. The music for the film is composed by Nitin Krishna Menon, Ajay Govind, Rajeev Bhalla, Joi Barua & Pawan Rasaily. I know Rajeev had composed the title track for ‘O Teri’ back in 2014, and it was enjoyable, and Joi Barua’s last, ‘Dusokute’ from ‘Margarita With A Straw’ was an exceptional song, so expectations are there from these two. As for the lead composer duo, Nitin & Ajay, I’ve not heard anything about them! I am prepared to be surprised, though!!


The title song of My Birthday Song is perfect for a movie of this genre — and the melancholia is welcome because it is a fresh change from the Mithoon school of melancholia. The Western sound of it brings a new sound to the industry, a zone where not many composers like to tread these days. However, the pace of Raajeev Bhalla’s composition is so slow, that when I thought the song was over, only three of its four minutes had passed. Of the chunk of the album composed by Nitin Krishna Menon & Ajay Govind, the best are the two songs sung by Mohan Kanan. While Ajnabi has a beautiful retro vibe to it, with a smile-inducing composition and fresh lyrics by Ajay, Mohan renders it beautifully with his low-pitched voice. Ghayal is more on the melancholic side, but still manages to hook me till the end, despite its six minute duration. Again, thanks to Mohan’s vocals, and the duo’s wonderful programming and arrangements.
The Joi Barua chunk of the album has a song composed by the duo that composed the last two songs, Nitin-Ajay, and a song composed by the singer himself, along with guitarist Pawan Rasaily. The former is Bhaag, a rock song, which could’ve been better in terms of melody, but then, it is a rock number. The duo’s arrangements are good. The lyrics too, are good. The last song is Rain, composed by Joi himself, with amazing guitar work by Pawan Rasaily. It is an English song, with a sensuous vibe to it, and does what it is supposed to, in just over two minutes.


An album which I’m glad to have stumbled upon! 🙂

Total Points Scored by This Album:6 + 7.5 + 7 + 6 + 6.5 = 33

Album Percentage: 66%

Final Rating for This Album: सा < रे < ग < म < प < < नी < सां

Note: The letter which is underlined is the final rating.

Recommended Listening Order: Ajnabi > Ghayal > Rain > My Birthday Song = Bhaag

 

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