Weekly Earworm – Week 4 – 04/05/2019
Vivek Sagar’s sweeping melody for Falaknama Das and Monster’s amusing single leads this week in music scene
Dharmaprabhu (Tamil): Justin Prabhakaran: Usurula Edhayo:
The short three-song soundtrack from Justin Prabhakaran is not impressive except for the soft rock punchy Usurula Edhayo. Though the song sticks to the soft rock with respect to the arrangements, Aishwarya Ravichandran's vocals deserve special mention. Vijay Ananth's flute solos adorn the simple melody excellently.
Monster (Tamil): Justin Prabhakaran: Tabakkanu:
Apart from the amusing lyrics and the funny ride this song, which left me wonder how the Israel singer Offir J Rock is roped to croon the song. The diction is questionable especially Vaalu, naalu turns out to be Vaale and Naale while the tune is neat and enjoyable till it lasts especially for its casual outlook.
7Up Madras Gig Season 2: Keba Jeremiah : Poraali Penne:
The third song from this season is composed by Keba Jeremiah and understandably the bass line by the composer himself is the best in this techno sounds laden track. Pragathi Guruprasad ably delivers the tune for the powerful lyrics by Ko Sesha but unfortunately, the tune comes off as an average one from Keba.
Falaknama Das (Telugu): Vivek Sagar: Arerey Manasa:
Vivek Sagar returns back with the sweeping melody where everything blends beautifully from the soaring Sid Sriram vocals to the foot-tapping soft rock strums led by Varun Venugopal's guitar and David Joseph drums work. Vivek Sagar further adorns the interludes with the brilliant Sarangi and Harmonium solos.
Kadaram Kondan (Tamil):Ghibran: Kadaram Kondan:
The powerful title song for the Kadaram Kondan didn't work as expected because of the sub-par priyan's lyrics but unarguably Ghibran's arrangements standout, though the tune lacks the usual nuance which one expects from the composer's works.
Jasmine (Tamil): C Sathya: Maalai Saatrinal:
Sathya recreates the catchy Shankarabharanam based Maalai Saatrinal retaining the original lyrics for aandaal Purapaadu. Though the beauty of the original tune makes this listenable, the stylized rendition by Kharesma Ravichander makes me switch back to ever enjoyable Sudha Raghunathan's version.
Pick of the week: Arerey Manasa, Tabakkanu