After composing 2013’s most melodious album Aashiqui 2, Jeet Gannguli, Mithoon and Ankit Tiwari have once again teamed up for Bhushan Patel’s upcoming horror flick Alone. The four-track album features an interesting mix of artists and lyricists. Each song has been handled independently and feels like a lot of thought has gone in the music, in order to complement it along with the film.
The album starts on a soulful note with Katra katra that sets a tone of the album. The well crafted melody by Ankit Tiwari blends easily with the sensuous lyrics of Abhendra Kumar Upadhyay. The composer has relied heavily on the guitar strums with a mellow use of drums and flute to suit the peculiar flavour of the movie. The poignant rendition from Tiwari and Prakriti Kakar helps in building up the aura of the song without tempering the melody.
Mithoon takes up the charge with Awaara, interestingly the composer has also penned the lyrics of the song. The lyrics compliments the whole concept of the track that loosely revolves around the Sufiana genre. The musical palette is once again kept simple depending mainly only on guitar and piano tunes. Altamash Faridi and Salim Bhatt showcased an impressive vocal range that matched the up tempo scale of the song.
Jeet Gannguli’s Chand aasmaanon se laapata once again drives on the slow pace. A melodious blend of retro tunes is well rendered by Bhaven Dhanak. His soft and fresh vocal sound good on the ears. Though the lyrics could have been better and three back to back slow songs might sound monotonous.
The album ends with Raghav Sachar’s recreation of Dr. Zeus famous track Kangna tera ni. The number flips the tone of the album and feels like an unnecessary inclusion. The song is rendered by Aditi Singh Sharma and features eights lyricists including Dr. Zeus. The dance number doesn’t feature any innovative approach when compared to the original track.
Verdict: The music definitely compliments the mood of the movie, but may not have longevity.