Music albums give more liberty than films: Anupam Roy | Indiablooms
After the success of Darun, composer-singer Anupam Roy is back with the third installment of a music album by Saregama, Ga Chhunye Bolchi, which features young actors Rwitobroto Mukherjee and Angana Roy as an onscreen romantic couple. On a rainy afternoon at Soul- The Sky Lounge in south Kolkata, India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh catches up with the national award winning musician
Q. Tell us about your journey from Darun (a song showcasing unattainable love) to Ga Chhunye Bolchi (where love can be experienced).
A. The two songs as well as their soundscapes are totally different. The unattainable love was captured musically in Darun, which had influences of Indian classical music. But Ga Chhunye Bolchi gives a lighter, breeze vibe with vibrance.
Moreover the groove of this song is inspired by Latin music.
Q. How did you conceive this song?
A. The germ of this song has most probably come from the hook line and subsequently made the entire song and the story.
(From L to R) Anupam Roy, Rwitobroto Mukherjee and Angana Roy | Image Credit: Facebook/Rwitobroto Mukherjee
Q. How was your real life experience of falling in love in the festive season, something which the song showcases?
A. I used to experience the romantic feeling which is created by the weather at this particular time of the year. I have crossed a number of pujas thinking of falling in love in each of them (laughs).
Q. Has love been equated with promise in this song?
A. Yes, the boy in this video is shown promising to prove his love out of desperation.
Q. What is the primary difference between doing music for a film and an album?
A. There are a plenty of differences. I get a lot of freedom in music videos, where the videos are conceptualised for the song while the scenario is completely opposite in films.
As a musician, I have to fit into a situation in films. I can easily experiment in music videos unlike in films, where there are many restraints unless the stories are completely different.
Q. Have these reasons compelled you to work more on music albums?
A. Definitely, because I feel there is a lot to explore and time is running out.
Q. Do you think enough experiments are being done in Bengali music?
A. Yes, the experiments are happening but there is still a lot of scope. There is a huge scope of incorporating different forms of music into Bengali songs for the audience.
Q. How do you overcome the resistances that pop up when experiments are done in any art form, music in this case?
A. I don’t think much, actually. After working for a long time, I have the liberty to make something new.
Experimentation doesn’t mean they will always be successful. My way is to continue experimenting and make an analysis later.
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