Weekly Earworm – Week15 | Ramesh S Kannan
Masala Coffee band debuts in Kannada with the style and Vivek-Mervin get the nod for Sangathamizhan's second single.
- Sangathamizhan (Tamil): Vivek Mervin: Sandakari Neethan:'Sandakari' sounds more like Anirudh's composition than Vivek-Mervin. This may be partially due to Anirudh's singing and the tune is easily a sing-along one, with Nathan's flute standing out playing throughout the song. Jonita Gandhi ably supports Anirudh with her rendition.
- Raahu (Telugu): Praveen Lakkaraju: Lokamantha Okkasari: Praveen Lakkaraju aces once again in a jazz tinged, rock and roll type of song after 'Ee Vintha Needhiga' in Express Raja. The tune is consistently buoyant with ample support from Manisha Erabathini's vocals.
- Yogi-2 (Tamil): Rubesh Radhakrishnan: Maangalyam: It is splendid that Yuvan Shankar Raja supports indie work under his label on YouTube, with the latest being Yogi 2, an independent Singaporean feature film. The tune is a delightful mix of techno and classical sounds composed by Rubesh Radhakrishnan and sung by Shakshi Harendran. The prelude flute by Niranjan takes me directly to Rahman's 'Naane Varugiren'.
- Valmiki(Telugu): Mickey J Meyer: Waka Waka: Santosh Narayanan delivered an edgy score for Jigarthanda with a mix of jazz and brass-based songs, while Mickey J Meyer takes more of a commercial template for its Telugu remake, while ensuring the tracks are engaging. 'Waka Waka' is a thumping rock song and Anurag Kulkarni aces the rendition with the swag matching the arrangements.
- Mundina Nildana (Kannada): Masala Coffee: Manase Maya: Masala Coffee band debuts in Kannada with a brilliant song, which is more in line with the sound of this stupendous band. Sooraj Santosh aces the classical rendition and the graceful choreography makes one love this song much more. Masala coffee spruces up the arrangements with the delightful Esraj solos, which give the folk twist in the interludes.
Pick of the week: Manase Maya, Sandakkari Neethan, Waka Waka