Singer/Music Director Shekhar Ravjiani is on my list of people I would leave my husband for, in case they ever showed up at my door looking for me.... Just Kidding... or may be not! See in my fantasy world, Shekhar Ravjiani, Enrique Iglesias, Karthik, Arijit Singh, and several other musicians are fighting one another to win over me but that is TMI for you.
What is relevant information though is the Song of the Day I want to recommend today. I was listening to this song on my way back from work and thought of putting it down as the Song the of the Day recommendation.
Shekhar Ravjiani had composed music for a single named "Butterfly" in Telugu. He sang the song in Telugu along with Chinmayi. I really like songs that transpose me into a state of mind and this one does just that. Normally that happens with other songs because there is a video that goes along with it that usually cues your mind about the world the song is trying to transpose to. But when the song has no video and yet your mood is transposed, I say that the song has succeeded in its job.
I have to mention Rakendu Mouli (who is Vennelakanti's son) who has done an amazing job with the lyrics. He started with an idea and went the whole hog with it. The words are tender, the tune is lilting, and the singing is sublime. And this is the best part, the song was developed for the sheer purpose of satisfying some creative cravings and not for a project or movie. The proceeds from the purchase of the songs go to an NGO that is supported by Shekhar Ravjiani. Hey, I got my standards. I don't just like him for nothing you know!
Chinmayi's vocals added the much needed innocence and the sensibility of the first feelings of falling in love. I like the part where she starts singing, so sweet! I really wish musicians would create more independent songs that are not compromised to the format of a movie and dictated by the aesthetics of the director. That buzzing sound of the butterfly striked me odd the first time I heard it but then I thought, why not! Right?
All I can say is, whatever Shekhar is selling, I am buying!