Reewa Rathod is jubilant at the inclusion of her new song, Enroute Ganesha, in the 20th anniversary compilation of the world renowned Buddha Bar Lounge music. “It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me, as I always wanted to be an international artiste. It’s a dream come true, and it has begun with Buddha Bar,” says Rathod.
The singer says that Buddha Bar found her on YouTube, which was a huge surprise. “I composed that song and uploaded it on YouTube, and from nowhere they just found me. They called me and said they loved my song and wanted to use it in their album. That’s what basically happened,” she adds.
Rathod claims she was inspired by the music played at the Buddha Bar and that she composed this song keeping Buddha Bar in mind. On why she made this song, she reveals, “I wanted to pitch this song for the international market and decided to do something on Ganesh shlokas. I thought I should put together a song similar to the songs played on Buddha Bar. Of course, I never thought my song would be selected for the album.”
The singer-composer took a month to compose the song. “Even while composing, my target was Buddha Bar. I kept listening to that kind of music and started getting those vibes. The track is full of lounge music. It took me a long time to compose the music as I had to think about it over and over again. It took about a month to compose the song. I used to think about it day and night, what more could I add to make it sound different? About singing, I had to work on my diction because it is Sanskrit, like how to pronounce each word correctly,” she reveals.
Rathod has received a flood of compliments for the song in Paris and is also planning to make an extended version of Enroute Ganesha. “People in Paris love the song. DJ Ravin is very excited about this song. People in the industry were blown away, like, wow Buddha Bar and all! I am very satisfied with the way the song has turned out. I might do an extended version with a different feel to the song. The learning process never ends.”
Would she like to work in Bollywood? “I am trying to come up with more singles in March or April, something very different. Bollywood will happen when it happens; I am prepared for it now.”