Shondhatara: Coke Studio Bangla delivers mesmerizing blend of Bandish and Pop
Music lovers are finally able to listen to the duo of Shayan Chowdhury Arnob and Sunidhi Nayak, as they both lend their melodious voices to Coke Studio Bangla's all-new song, "Shondhatara". Composed by Adit Rahman, the fusion of Bandish and Pop, has been infused with a modern EDM twist.
"Shondhatara," a Bangladeshi adaptation of a Bandish, meaning "Binding Together," is a truly unique take on the genre. The song has been translated into Bengali from "Main Waari Waari Jaaungi," with the original singing style of the renowned Agra Gharana, set in Raag Emon.
The lyric of "Shondhatara" is penned by Divash Krishna Biswas, and composed by Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan. The composition is a seamless blend of classical instruments and modern elements, creating a harmonious fusion that showcases the brilliance of both genres. The song is beautifully composed, arranged, and produced by Adit Rahman, with Arnob adding his touch to the captivating "Bela Haray" segment.
Arnob expressed his thoughts on the fusion, stating, "The blend of Bandish and modern pop in this song is a captivating fusion of classic and contemporary music. It effortlessly integrates traditional melodic structures with pulsating beats and electronic soundscapes. The end result honors both genres while creating something entirely fresh and exciting. It's a testament to the evolving nature of music and the boundless possibilities of artistic collaboration that we are witnessing in Coke Studio Bangla."
"Shondhatara" narrates the profound depths of love and the romantic state of mind, echoing the unification of souls with their partners. The song presents a unique duality of perspectives, with Sunidhi beautifully expressing her viewpoint through the classical Bandish, while Arnob infuses his signature Pop style, offering an alternative interpretation of love. "Shondhatara" unites these opposing viewpoints, showcasing the true magic that lies within us all.
Sunidhi Nayak expressed her delight in performing the Bengali version of the iconic track "Main Waari Waari Janugi," saying, "As a classical music singer, it gives me immense pleasure to bring such enjoyable music to a wider audience. This song posed a delightful challenge which I wholeheartedly embraced."