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Sooraj Santhosh Croons for Kerala’s Guiding Cultural Figures in ‘Thani Malayalam’

The contemporary people track is fragment of the historical Masala Coffee singer-composer’s upcoming album ‘The Gypsy Solar’


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Anurag Tagat
Aug 29, 2020





Multilingual singer-composer Sooraj Santhosh. Photo: Avinash Krishnan

Arriving coincidentally around the same time as Kerala’s most efficient-known competition of Onam, Thiruvananthapuram-bred singer-composer Sooraj Santhosh’s unique track “Thani Malayalam” salutes indispensable figures in the dispute’s cultural, ingenious and literary discipline who obtain helped him worship Malayalam as a language.

Beforehand the frontman and lead singer of people rockers Masala Coffee, Santhosh left the band leisurely closing year and has since been writing and recording field subject for his upcoming solo debut album The Gypsy Solar. A seasoned articulate in film music for roughly a decade (right this moment that contains on songs for motion photographs esteem Kumbalangi Nights), Santhosh turns to lightheaded people arrangements for “Thani Malayalam,” which incorporates nadaswaram and mridangam alongside guitar and bass.

He adds concerning the finest, “Malayalam is a indispensable fragment of my life. I reflect, learn and particular myself most efficient in Malayalam. The video ingredients of us which obtain influenced now no longer excellent me but I reflect might perchance be each person who loves Malayalam. The authors are a fraction of the elevated canvas that contains other effectively-known personalities in art work, culture and cinema.”

The video, directed by filmmaker Goutham Soorya, captures the artists in what appears esteem their properties and rehearsal spaces — authors and writers much like M.T. Vasudevan Nair, Sara Joseph, Benyamin, actor Nedumudi Venu, Kathakali worn dancer Peeshapilly Rajeevan, calligraphy artist Bhattathiri, dancer Methil Devika, seasoned chenda (a percussive people music drum) artist Peruvanam Kuttan Marar and shadow puppeteer Ramachandra Pulavar.

Santhosh has been navigating the pandemic excellent esteem most artists and is adapting because the scenario adjustments. There are plans to begin the comfort of The Gypsy Solar in the following two months. He adds concerning the upcoming six-track multi-lingual album, “It is a mirrored image of all that I’m and every little thing that made me who I’m. It has a multi-genre sound and likewise that you just would be capable of presumably get that it comes below quite numerous, world music genres in relation to sound and music production. I might perchance be releasing the comfort of the tracks over the following couple of months.”

Test the video for “Thani Malayalam” below. 

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