The secret of Shreya Ghoshal’s success: ‘Don’t calculate, go with the flow’
The four-time National Film Award winner on her new original composition ‘Angana Morey’ and her most underrated songs.
It was lockdown-induced boredom that led Shreya Ghoshal to write, compose and sing an original song. Angana Morey is a blend of electronica and Indian classical, which the prolific playback singer says “is her zone”. Angana Morey has been produced by her brother Soumyadeep Ghoshal, who also played the guitars on the track.
In an interview with Scroll.in, Shreya Ghoshal discussed the song, her career, and the who’s who of Indian film composers with whom she worked for over 20 years.
How did ‘Angana Morey’ happen?
With fewer film projects and not much inspiring happening, this idea came from nowhere, and I sat down in my balcony and wrote it. Raag-based stuff is what I like, but I did not want to be overbearing. I wanted to fuse the different genres I listen to. I wanted the song to build up like a mystery and end in a trance.
Sometimes the word fusion can be scary. Soumyadeep took care of the arrangement and did not make it harsh.
The song was made entirely online. Nitin Mitta on tabla joined us from New York. The Budapest Symphony Orchestra joined us. My brother worked on it and shot for the video from California.