Fans of Arnob have been hungry for new music from the eclectic musician for a while, and although he has released an album, “Khoob Doob” recently, because of his fundraising approach for the album (box set with artworks at 800 taka), many of his fans have not heard the songs.
With his growing popularity across India, Arnob has now collaborated with two musician-songwriters of Kolkata, Pradyut Chatterjea and Prasanta Sarkar, to produce a new song, “Tui Bolle”. Arnob posted a teaser of the song on his Facebook page, the full version of which is available on international platforms like iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, but not yet available on a Bangladeshi platform. However, the artiste has resorted to a bold, experimental method to reach out the song to his audience, asking on Facebook to pay just 20 taka via mobile-based transaction service BKash to get the song on email, until it is available on a local platform.
You can watch the teaser of the song:
Arnob also posted on Facebook enthusiastically about his feelings of making “Tui Bolle”. He said: “After a long time..someone else made me feel ‘this is my song’. To sing.. To feel.. To think.. traveling time..! Thank you proshenjit.. proddyut.. For reminding me of myself.. how I was like n all my small little feelings.. Bojhate giye bojha hoye jawa.. N go back to my music..to express !! Thank you! For giving me this chance.. To walk around down the memory lane…”
He also defended his methods to distribute the song, admitting that it’s “not the professional way”, said it’s not about the money he is looking for, rather the support, and that he was happy to be receiving it.
He also hoped no one would upload it anywhere, and urged his fans to try to understand that “what we are trying to do here to be independent. You guys made us what we are. It's your responsibility to protect us!” He also termed the audio industry “on the verge of collapse” and urged for its reconstruction by ensuring that the artiste’s interests are secured first.