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News |  22 Jul 2015 20:01 |  By RnMTeam

Amit Trivedi will continue experimenting with his music

MUMBAI: As a composer, Amit Trivedi always has a surprise up his sleeve, and is more than capable of entertaining his listeners. His compositions in the films ‘Queen’ and ‘Bombay Velvet’ are proof of his versatile musical abilities. The singer/composer revealed that he gets bored making similar melodies, which is why he makes it a point to offer newer melodies to listeners.

“After the success of ‘Queen’ a lot of directors and producers came and told to make another ‘London Thumakda’, but I refused that because I wanted ‘London Thumkada’ to be the way it is. And I get really bored to make the same melodies repeatedly, so I try and come up with something new. It is like challenging myself every now and then,” said Trivedi. He also said that there are times when his experiments with music do not go down well with people. However, Trivedi remains unperturbed by this.

The ‘Teryiyan Tu Jane’ singer says he is no longer afraid of things not working in his favour. “I was really skeptical about the music that I made during ‘Dev D’. I thought people will be pulling their hair out or they might even start abusing me wondering who the composer is. But once the album worked, I was confident enough,” he added.

Trivedi said that before composing music for films, he invests time in doing research. For instance, for the film ‘Lootera’, he infused elements of Baul and Bihu, which are famous forms of music in the state of West Bengal, as it was based in the pre independence period. Similarly for ‘Kai Po Che’, he infused elements of garba and Gujarati folk music, since the story was set in Gujarat.

According to him, Indian music is divided in three parts, Bollywood, Indie and classical artists. “Clearly out of the three, Bollywood dominates 90 per cent of the music space, and classical artists are the ones who helped Indian classical music reach the global level. Indie artists keep releasing their music regardless of the size of their audiences. Both indie and classical artists occupy five per cent of the music space. Unless the equation does not change, our music will not be valued,” Trivedi added.

He recently composed three tracks for upcoming Marathi film, ‘Highway’. The tracks ‘Kangaroo’ and ‘Kalandar’ are original compositions, while ‘Pinjade Wale’ is a sort of rendition of ‘Kalandar’. Speaking about the tracks, Trivedi said, “The first song in ‘Highway’ is an up-tempo number, and the word “Kangaroo” is a metaphor to the bumpy roads of India.” ‘Kalandar’ is based on people who are always on the run. “The song about introspection, looking within one’s self, rather than being impatient and just running around for no reason,” he elucidated. The song ‘Kangaroo’ is sung by Benny Dayal and Shalmali Kholgade, while ‘Kalandar’ is crooned by Jasraj Jayant Joshi.

Trivedi’s upcoming projects include ‘Fitoor’ and ‘Udta Punjab. The film ‘Fitoor’ features Aditya Roy Kapur and Katrina Kaif in leading roles. Once again the music composer has tried bringing in elements that are unheard, and plans to surprise his fans. “You can smell Kashmir from the songs itself; you would not even have to watch the visuals for it. The script is based on Charles Dickens' novel ‘Great Expectations’,” he explained. ‘Udta Punjab’, is about drug abuse in Punjab, so the songs are trippy and have the elements of trance, but not EDM, he revealed.