Music: Meet Bros Anjjan, Palash Muchhal, Ram Sampath, Yo Yo Honey Singh
Very few albums provide entertainment with refreshingly different compositions. The 2 States album is just one of them. This seven-track album has some melodious numbers that stay with you for long, with an energetic vibe that is just perfect for the target audience – youngsters. Music composers Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy have nailed it yet again, while lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya quirks it up with his choice of unique yet hummable words.
Aditi Singh Sharma and Bhattacharya come together for Offo, a peppy romantic-dance number with a really catchy opening. Though the composition is not novel, it maintains a decent pace and manages to keep you hooked on, especially because of its catchy hook line. What follows is clearly the best song of the album, as the foot tapping Locha-e-ulfat has some interesting beats that makes you want to hit the repeat button on your iPod. The composers have played with marching beats that given an interesting opening to the song. The quirky lyrics (the hook line is proof enough) are relatable, especially for guys who fall head over heels in love with a girl and can’t confess it. The use of drums, bagpiper and the guitar is impressive and we love the way Benny Dayal has crooned this number in his unique style. Warning: This track is highly addictive.
Singer Arijit Singh makes an entry for the soulful Mast Magan. The sufiana rhythm of the song is interesting, with Chinmayi Sripada supporting Singh’s voice very well. The number takes its own time to grow on you, but is definitely well-composed.
The Punjabi dance number, Iski Uski brings in Shankar Mahadevan, Siddharth Mahadevan, Amitabh Bhattacharya and Gaurav Gupta as vocalists, with Shahid Mallya and Akriti Kakkar as the lead singers who impress with their skills. It serves as the typical wedding song, perfect for festivals and other celebrations.
K. Mohan’s soulful rendition of Chaandaniya is easy on the ears; soft, slow and calm. The composers have used a brilliant musical arrangement, while the lyrics are deep. Yashita Sharma and Mohan’s voice flows well with the song.
Hulla Re brings the Mahadevan father-son duo, Bhattacharya and Gupta together again as part of the chorus. It’s kind of a song that will drag you to the dance floor, in a typical band baaja baarat style. The Mahadevan duo sing their best, while Rasika Shekhar has been roped in to sing the Tamil parts, which she surely does justice to. Overall, this is one good album that you definitely cannot miss, especially because of Locha-e-ulfat.