Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Sophie Choudry & Raghav Sachar Launch Raat Akeli Hai

Singer, Actress & former VJ , Sophie Choudry along with Music director, singer and multi instrumentalist Raghav Sachar have launched their version of the classic song Raat Akeli Hai with Saregama India Limited.  

What's different about their version, however, is that they have created all the sounds including the percussion with their own voice! That's not all, seeing as Sophie is considered a style icon, Raghav thought they should play with sounds inspired by fashion and transcribe them into music!  Everything from the heels of a sexy stiletto, the snapping of a bra strap, to the zipping up of leather boots, has been used while creating sounds for this song! We asked Sophie and she said, ”I've performed the song in this past week’s Jhalak and received great feedback.  Its been so much fun creating music from sounds that I hear in my day to day life while getting ready & we all know that Raghav is an incredible musician!  Raat Akeli Hai is one of my personal favorite classic numbers and a really tough song to sing but whoever has heard it has loved it and vocally.  I think Raghav has made me do a great job!  We have had a lot of fun making the song, singing it and for me even dancing to it on the reality stage..."  

Speaking about the song Raghav says, “Raat Akeli Hai is a song that I have loved since my childhood. It has always had sensuality in it, even in the original. Sensuality and Sophie go hand in hand - she is beautiful and a fab singer. It was very interesting to have "fashion" as the basis of the video.  I had the edit in my head before we started shooting which helped me direct it precisely to the point. We created an English section so that I could sing since it's originally a female song. The lyrics and the section are very apt and flow well with the arrangement which is full of various live instruments. It's great to have everything live and acoustic in today's day and age.”  

Saregama India Limited, is India’s largest and best-known music recording company.Formerly known as The Gramophone Company of India Ltd, Saregama owns the largest music archives in India, one of the biggest in the world.  The ownership of nearly 50 per cent of all the music ever recorded in India also makes Saregama the most authoritative repository of the country’s musical heritage. Saregama has now expanded into other branches of entertainment – it is involved in  production and distribution of motion pictures, television software, digital content, and home entertainment.  It also runs studio facilities in Dum Dum,  Kolkata making it one of the best  end-to-end entertainment houses in the country.

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