80s Ilayaraja Feel (Original Composition) - Feat. Rajesh Raman, Meera Manohar & Subramanian.K
Lyrics & Chords
I know, the title is very powerful and will create a lot of expectations (that actually makes me nervous)!!
Do you remember those scintillating 80s Ilayaraja songs with those number of violins playing with the lead vocals, brassy trumpets, lively female humming, smooth triple bongo (that “IMTAKUM” rhythm), etc etc……? Ilayaraja is a legend…… It is impossible for me to recreate his magic. But, I wanted to experiment with a song in this genre.
I finished this track almost 4 months ago. I first contacted Subbu with this idea. As usual this (straight from the heart!) honest, enthusiastic Muzibooian accepted immediately. After getting Subbu’s parts done, I contacted Rajesh…. to sing this! He was so so busy at that time with the vacation, Enam-Onam album release and of course with his Lovely-Lakshmi! He accepted to sing this in spite of his busy schedule (I should admit….I also pressurized him too much). Another interesting fact about this song is requesting Meera for the female backing vocals…. this is the first song I requested Meera to sing (“Yaaravan” happened after this….). You guys know she is a star singer on Muziboo….!! I was not sure whether I can ask her to sing a ‘backing’ vocals track for a male solo. I was totally stumped when she said an immediate “yes” without even listening to the track. I liked the confidence/interest she had on my work. So I ‘totally’ revisited the track and included a ‘lot’ of female vocal parts (initially I had it only for a very shot time in the second interlude). Now, this male solo actually looks like a duet!! I have been writing and directing skits/ spoofs from my school days. I just loved that! Of late, I did not get a chance to do anything like that. So quenched my thirst by including some dialogues in this song…. If you are interested you can check out my other creations here:
I want to dedicate this song to my dear Uma….
My best friend from 1999 —> :)
My (best :P) girlfriend from 2002 —> :P
My wifey from 2006 —> :(
It is so hilarious to compose romantic numbers after getting married. The dialogues/lyrics you hear in this song has made my wifey very very alert…… she is always keeping an eye on me these days!!! Just kidding!! :P
Song: 80s Ilayaraja feel
Singers: Rajesh Raman & Meera Manohar (Harmonies/ white angel effects!! :P)
Rhythm Guitars: Subramanian.K
Dialogues: Balamurali Balu
Music, Lyrics, Arrangement & Mixing: Balamurali Balu
uploaded over 4 years ago
with Meera Manohar