Let’s Dance – Music Review

lets-danceIn an interview with Music Aloud a couple of months back Vipin Mishra had said that his debut Bollywood album Lets Dance is going to be “a young album with hiphop and 80s mixed up”. And Vipin remains true to his word in Let’s Dance. Starting with the title song sung by the energetic Sunidhi Chauhan which sounds straight out of the 80s in its disco-ish instrumentation, except for the turntables.The classicalised intervention by Kirti Sagathia is brilliant. The club mix of the song sung by Suzie Q is also good to go, leaving the disco mood intact. The other remix by DJ Kunaal Sharma, though not as good as the previous two, is also more or less passable. The second song Taare Tod Ke La is a slightly softer song, rendered by Sunidhi with Vipin, Marianne and Joy. But apart from Sunidhi’s mellow crooning there is nothing very special about this song. By the way it is nice to hear Sunidhi sing a soft song at least once in a while. I have always maintained that she should be singing more of this and classical-oriented songs rather than waste herself on item numbers. The third song Sansanati again has Sunidhi behind the microphone with Pervez Quadir, this time for a sprightly pop-rock kind of song. The extended interlude could have had a bit more of guitar though. Kirti Sagathia takes centre stage with Suzie Q in the romantic melody Tumse Iqraar. I do not know anything about Kirti’s background but he really is one to watch out for, with his evidently sound classical base et al. The song has been well arranged too by Vipin, especially pleasing being the first interlude with its bagpipe sounds. Jaana Hai sung by Mohit Chauhan, with its arrangement reminiscent in parts of Michael Jackson’s Earth Song, is a brilliant composition and according to me the best song of the album. The last song of the album, Koshish Koshish sees a fusion between rock-style instrumentation characterized by a heavy percussion and Krishna’s raw folksy vocals. There is also a pure classical segment in between which features some neat Sitar play.
A fine debut album from Vipin Mishra, mixing up all ingredients required for a dance-musical flick. Unfortunately the movie doesn’t seem to have taken off on a similar note, going by the reviews. Nevertheless, on the music front this album definitely gets a green flag. Way to go Vipin!! Looking for more from you.

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Dynelle says:

i loved this ….this is sooo koool