Venam ( wanted ), a recently released Malayalam sung has managed to connect with music lovers worldwide with its catchy tunes, lyrics and root. It ’ s not park for Malayalam songs composed by relatively strange Indie artists to gain cosmopolitan care and listeners from other countries. Within a month, the song crossed 100,000 views on YouTube with overwhelmingly positive feedback .
The song was composed by an indie music artiste, Shabeer aka Shabscraft who is based in Singapore. This is his first song in Malayalam and his former releases which are by and large implemental, are besides available on all platforms nowadays .
Venam is indeed a blend of western and south indian music. It sounds different and is 6+ mins in length, which is not common. According to the composer, it ’ south experimental and they went for a different flow. possibly that ’ s why it stands out and is connected with music lovers. YouTube free under Shabeer ’ s channel named ‘ Shabscraft Music ’ includes english subtitles for the lyrics and that has helped to further connect with non-Malayalam speaking audiences globally.
Lyrics were penned by Adityan, a poet based in Bangalore. His poems are published in both English & Malayalam across mainstream media. This was his first project for a Malayalam song. lead singer – Harish, is a well-trained singer in western and classical over years. Like Shabeer, he is besides based in Singapore .
All three are working in technical school companies across different locations and music brought them in concert. Shabeer and Adityan had known each other since educate days, while Harish and Shabeer connected in Singapore. They are passionate about music and always wanted to collaborate to create something fresh, unlike and connect with music lovers across the world .
“ To be honest, we never expected the song to reach across so many listeners. What is even more surprise is that non-Malayalam speakers including listeners from early countries are besides enjoying the song and sharing their feedback. We feel highly glad and sincerely humbled by all the feedback, ” says Shabeer
When ‘ Venam ’ was initially conceived by Shabeer, he approached his ally Adityan to collaborate on the lyrics. They wanted to create something that would represent the attitude of today ’ sulfur youth and compose based on a theme that would connect with them.
Shabeer, who spend his school days in Kerala, said : “ During previous generations, I noticed that they got used to shortcomings and issues around them. Some of that passed to us and we got used to making compromises without questioning the system and people around us. We don ’ t want that to continue. The newfangled genesis of youth should question everything, demand everything they are entitled to and not compromise on anything. Ask for a better organization, society, environment, spread more gladden, peace, love and not fall curtly. I wanted Venam to capture and represent that mentality, feel and attitude ” .
If you listen to the song, you will notice that this effect is captured with the tunes and wonderfully crafted lyrics blending in together. The song starts with a timbre of maverick, anger and transcends to bliss, hope and prayer. According to Shabscraft, it was composed that way to create a palpate of a ‘ better tomorrow ’, towards the end .
What is besides interest is that the birdcall is a fusion of rap, tune and south amerind classical. Shabeer had initially planned for two singers individually for the pat and classical music. however, after working with Harish, who is trained in both Western and Classical, they were convinced that the singer could deliver on both fronts .
“ Harish is an amaze endowment and made it thus much easier for me as he understood the nuances of developing a new song. He nailed the entire birdcall with the right tones while capturing the emotions perfectly. I besides used few vocals of my 10-year-old Son ( Eshan ) for some background bits ”, said Shabeer.
Another matter to fact is that the song took six months to complete. The composer and lyricist had to work from Singapore and India. For mixing and dominate, Shabeer worked with sound engineers from a studio apartment in the Netherlands primarily. other technicians, instrumental sound experts were spread across India. worldwide distribution and label was managed by a company based in London .
“ Yes, it was not easy working and coordinating with unlike studios, technicians and experts from around the universe. due to the pandemic and time zone differences, I faced many delays & challenges. But that besides gave us a draw of creative exemption to develop and release something the way we wanted. I guess that ’ s the advantage you have when you are an Indie Music artist, ” added Shabeer .