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Experimenting Within Boundaries

After delivering one of 2014’s most romantic tracks – Galliyan(EkVillian) and Dil darbadar (PK), the noted Bollywood composer/singer Ankit Tiwari is starting his new year with three consecutive back to back releases – Alone, Khamoshiyan and Roy.

While, the melodies from Alone (Katra katra) and Khamoshiyan (Bheeg loon) are already out and receiving accolades for the composition, the complete album of Roy is yet to be released.

The composer for whom melodies have become a strong point states that, he is trying to compose different genres and experimenting with musical orchestration.

“After Sun raha hai, I think people thought I am a one song wonder and could do only one genre. Now, I am experimenting with different genres. For Sun raha hai, I had used the rock ballad genre, whereas in Galliyaan I tried to experiment with instrumentalisation. We used electric guitar throughout the track. I also introduced a melodious female singer whose vocals became the theme of Ek Villian. Now with Alone, I worked on different styles of programming and sound arrangements to bring in the haunting feel to the song. I have also done an intense track Bheeg loon for Khamoshiyan” he adds.

Tiwari also states that when it comes to composing, he tries to stick to the brief given by the directors as he believes that the filmmakers approach him keeping a certain notion in mind. He further adds, “I listen to the brief given by directors and then try to experiment, as it is now accepted in the industry. But, I don’t go overboard with the experimentation, I try to be true to the story, so that the song doesn’t sound detached.”

When quizzed about his music in Roy, he reverts that there are three songs with two tracks sung by him. Apart from the romantic melody Tu hai ki nahi featuring Ranbir Kapoor, and an erotic number Boond boond with the lead pair, the album will also include a sad song Yaara re crooned by singer Kay Kay. “The brief given to me was very simple, and I was excited to sing for Ranbir Kapoor. I have done a little modulation with my voice for Tu hai ki nahi, keeping Ranbir in mind. Also, for the first time I have used whistles as an instrument in the composition. It’s a song that takes you on a journey to find your love and has been shot in beautiful locales.” Tiwari says.

Post Roy, which is due to release on February 13, 2015, the composer/singer will also be part of Bejoy Nambiar’s Wazirfeaturing Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar, Bhushan Kumar’s Junooniyat and Tigamshu Dulhia’s next project. In April, Tiwari will commence his world tour performing across US, UK, Canada and Europe.

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