Music Directors: Dub Sharma, Bramfatura, Anirudh Ravichander, Maatibaani, Modern Mafia, Remo Fernandes and Prashant Pillai
Singers: Siddharth Basrur, Remo Fernandes, Vikram, Anirudh Ravichander, Karthik, Prashant Pillai, Naresh Iyer, Shweta Pandit, Joyshanti, Nirali Kartik and Sanjeev Thomas
Lyricists: Mohanrajan, Remo Fernandes, Yugabharati, Joyshanti and V Elango
One thing common between any AR Rahman’s soundtrack and this album is that it takes time for the listener to understand and appreciate the music. It’s very unlikely that one may like it instantly.The soundtrack of David has an ensemble music composed by Dub Sharma, Bramfatura, Anirudh Ravichander, Maatibaani, Modern Mafia, Remo Fernandes and Prashant Pillai. It has nine tracks featuring the voices of Siddharth Basrur, Remo Fernandes, Vikram, Anirudh Ravichander, Karthik, Prashant Pillai, Naresh Iyer, Shweta Pandit, Joyshanti, Nirali Kartik and Sanjeev Thomas.
Vaazhkaiye by Sidharth Basrur is backed by high octane electronic tunes by Bramfatura. Its universal sound may not appeal to the masses, but probably will impress a larger section of the audience. Without deviating from the vocals, the duo has given a healthy mix of music.
Remo Fernandes and Vikram set the mood for a perfect beach house with the Goan number Maria Pitache. Originating from Daman islands, the folk tune has a variety of instruments arranged and played by Remo. They have not only made the track very enjoyable, but also peppy.
Anirudh’s soulful vocals breathe life into Kanave Kanave, which is the pick of the album. In his signature style, Anirudh elevates the number thanks to the emotional strings attached. Even though the melody is simple, it takes different shapes throughout the song painting a very gloomy picture. Despite its depressing tone, the track has the ability to instantly connect with the listener.
Manamay in the voice of Karthik and Prashant Pillai is a number high on energy. The opening guitar prelude very nicely paves the way for Karthik’s vocals amidst drums and heavy thumping beats. Prashant’s voice help the song to pick up right momentum from the beginning. Composed by Prashant, the song may not be the best track, but isn’t bad either.
Naresh Iyer and Shweta Pandit present memorable duet Iravinil Ulavavaa, composed by Prashant Pillai. The slow setting of the song is cheerful and demands attention as it presents delicate moments of chorus. Naresh and Shweta elevate the song with their pitch perfect vocals.
Theerathu Poga Vaanam by Joyshanti and Nirali Kartik is a number that will lift you off your seat. The concoction between French utterances and Carnatic vocals makes for a compelling listen, while the heavy percussion alongside the guitar makes the song alluring, allowing the different musical patterns to get neatly encompassed in this composition.
Machi, composed by Modern Mafia, is probably the first Tamil song in the punk rock genre. It’s definitely not one of those songs with which you can fall in love with, but with extreme liking towards this genre, the track will make you go high. Mohanrajan has not only written a highly energetic lyrics, but has also packed it with some humorous lines.
Remo’s composition Light House Symphony is a testimony to the musician‘s potential. He marries the sounds of several instruments, whistling and vocals to build this wonderful beach tune. The playful tune of the song is backed by salsa and samba beats. This may probably become the next best beach number.
Maname (dubstep version) by Karthik is cheeky remix of the original. Dubstep is fast becoming a fad across music lovers because of it’s one of its kind composition involving sequencer, turntable and sampler.
Reviewed by IANS
**** Very good