We opted to start with a track called ‘Chehera‘, a soft ballad which Amit Sumal composed himself. When meeting the lyricist Sudhakar Sharma, (who has written for many famous Bollywood films songs), Amit explained he wanted a more modern playful ‘Khabie Khabie‘ style feel. Not to disappoint Sudhakar ji came back a week later with some wonderful lyrics. The song basically is a male singing to a female, saying everything about the girl is perfect – no number of compliments etc. will justify how beautiful and pure a person she is, he’s essentially amazed and almost speechless (tauba).
The song was originally recorded in a studio in Mumbai with an impressive ensemble of live instruments, including the mandolin, strings, bansuri, santoor, drums, dholaks, tablas and various guitars, but no piano and we felt it was one of Amit’s major selling points as a unique artist, hence, a second version was created.[image src=”http://media2.chakdey.com/Images/AmitSumalPhoto.jpg” width=”500″ height=”333″ title=”Amit Sumal Photo” lightbox=”no” align=”center”]
Amit went back to manuscript pad, modified the track and created a new ‘5 man band’ version of the song, in which he gathered a group of musicians, practiced and finally the song was recorded on ‘reel’ with his live session band. Both versions of the single will be available to the public shortly after Amit’s launch.
As well as his own compositions, Amit has worked with various other musicians including one of India’s best music directors, Gurmeet Singh. Their track ‘Karvatein’ is composed by Gurmeet and will be Amit’s follow up single to Chehera. The third track, which is a more up-tempo track, is called ‘Hiye Raba’ and is made in collaboration with one of the UK’s most popular music producers Jinx. The video for this track will be released towards the end of the year.
Chehera is available to download from iTunes from the 12th of July 2012. Click Here to Purchase from iTunes