The theatrical trailer, audio songs, and a few video songs are released for the Telugu movie "Nenu Sailaja". I heard the songs on Apple Radio and quite enjoyed the album. This is the best album of DSP that I have heard since "Mirchi". Yes, I know that there are a couple of albums that were major hits (Srimanthudu, S/O Sathyamurthy, Puli) but I found this album more endearing and genuine than some of the other recent hits.
1) Crazy.. Crazy Feeling - A well made song with a catchy tune. Lyrics allude to the mushy feelings of someone falling in love for the first time. Prudhvi Chandra did an awesome job with the song. They lyrics are smart. I quite like the use of the crazy feeling in the song.
2) Night Is Still Young - The song starts with a very disco-esque beat. An upbeat song that is song well by David Simon. The song is groovy. My only issue with this song is the "Telugu Rap". It felt a little forced, may be because of the language barrier for David Simon.
3) Em Cheppanu - This is one of my favorite songs from this album. I may be biased because I am a huge fan of singer Karthik. This was a unique use of Karthik's vocal skills. It's become a cliché to use Karthik's vocals for romantic songs. It was refreshing to hear him sing a song about what seems like heart ache. Rama Jogayya Sastry did an awesome job with the lyrics. The temptation would have been to make the song very soppy or sorrow-filled. I am glad DSP resisted the temptation and kept the tone very matter-of-fact. I noticed Karthik struggling with the high notes, it added a special something to the song as it seemed more organic. Sorry, I am a hopeless fan of Karthik's voice.
4) Sailaja... Sailaja - A standard massy song in this album. The lyrics are decent. Sagar did an apt job singing the job but the style felt very reminiscent of "Jaaruko" from S/O Satyamurthy. I wish he had tried to sing it differently to avoid typecasting.
5) Masti Masti - This is an interesting song. I found myself liking parts of the song and also not liking parts of it. I did not like the part where they sing "masti masti zindagi hain masti". I quite liked how DSP treated both the charanams. The lyrics seemed a little forced at some points.
All in all, great album. Looking forward to hearing it more in the future.