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KK: It’s high time I release another album because I owe it to my fans | music

KK’s last album, Humsafar, released in 2008.

He made a name for himself right after he released his first album, Pal in 1999. Since then, singer-composer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, has focused more on Bollywood than on his independent music, giving hits such as Tadap Tadap (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, 1999), Dus Bahane (Dus, ...

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Tyagaraja aradhana in Europe – The Hindu

Tyagaraja aradhana in Europe - The Hindu

A recent short train journey from Delft to Amsterdam with Indians singing and carrying along their musical instruments, reminded me of the scene from the Shankar film Anniyan, where the lead pair alongwith other actors, who play musicians, travel to Tiruvaiyaru for the Tyagaraja aradhana. While Tyagaraja aradhana is an ...

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Katy Perry ends long feud with Taylor Swift ahead of the Reputation stadium tour | music

A combination photo shows singers Taylor Swift (L) and Katy Perry (R).

Taylor Swift has received a peace offering from Katy Perry before launching her new tour. Swift shared a video on her Instagram Stories on Tuesday showing a package that Perry sent that included an olive branch. Inside was a letter in which Perry wrote that she was “deeply sorry” and ...

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Carnatic music with a twist

Carnatic music with a twist

“I look at music from a Carnatic point of view,” said Mahesh Raghvan, before his performance with violinist Shravan Sridhar at Bay 146. Mahesh, who has done MSc in Digital Composition and Performance, always wondered how Carnatic music would sound with technological intervention and that is when he began to ...

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This soul-stirring Haryanvi bhajan touches musical chord | music

From left: Haryanavi folk artist Somvir Kathurwal, Somesh Jangra and Shyam Lal Sharma during the shooting of Haryanavi folk song “Ganga Ji”.

With over 21,000 views already within three days of launch, the Haryanvi bhajan — Ganga ji; The Divine Journey — on Youtube by a group of promising singers from Haryana have stirred the souls of music lovers in the state. Haryanvis are given to singing bhajans but it is usually ...

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Mum’s the word – The Hindu

Mum’s the word - The Hindu

There’s only one band in Bengaluru you can trust with your deepest, darkest secrets. Their name says it all. The city-based electro-pop, rock and funk band Best Kept Secret say your secrets are safe with them and promise to tell no one other than hint at it in their trippy ...

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Chris Brown sued for allegedly raping, assaulting woman repeatedly | music

“This is one of the most horrific cases involving alleged sexual assault that I have ever seen,” Gloria Allred, one of three lawyers representing the woman, said in a statement.

A Los Angeles woman filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Chris Brown and a fellow rapper, alleging she was repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted at Brown’s home during a drug- and alcohol-fueled party last year. The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, said she was lured to the singer’s house ...

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Committed to melodies – The Hindu

Committed to melodies - The Hindu

Ankit Tiwari, who started as a music director with “Do Dooni Char” but gained popularity with “Aashiqui 2”, believes that there is no support for an independent music scene in India. “The people who are running the business do not want an alternative to flourish,” says the singer-composer who recently ...

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Neha Kakkar on why musicians prefer singles over albums | music

Singer Neha Kakkar recently released her independent single, Oh Humsafar, whose video also featured actor Himansh Kohli.

Singer Neha Kakkar, popular for her Bollywood numbers Sunny Sunny (Yaariyan, 2014), Manali Trance (The Shaukeens, 2014) and Kala Chashma (Baar Baar Dekho, 2016), has joined the list of musicians who prefer to release singles over albums. Out with her single, Oh Humsafar, whose music video features rumoured boyfriend, actor ...

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Sharik Hasan : Nostalgia and all that jazz

Sharik Hasan : Nostalgia and all that jazz

Sharik Hasan’s proficiency in jazz has taken him to many corners across the world. But he is totally appreciative of Hyderabad. “A lot of my friends and grandparents are here. I’ve been visiting the city often, thanks to my affiliation with HWMF. They’re doing everything to popularise western music here. ...

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