“Working on ‘Word’ was a liberating experience,” says musician Sachin Warrier

Sachin’s new EP, ‘Phrase’, has crowdsourced lyrics in Malayalam, Hindi and English

Sachin’s new EP, ‘Phrase’, has crowdsourced lyrics in Malayalam, Hindi and English

Singer-composer Sachin Warrier launched his new composition ‘Aaraariro’ this Mom’s Day. The lullaby, sung by Sithara Krishnakumar, is the primary single from Phrase, his new EP that has “crowdsourced lyrics”.

Sachin says the concept to crowdsource the lyrics dawned upon him through the lockdown. “It was a interval of uncertainty. There have been no reveals, new initiatives had been getting delayed and I used to be lacking the inventive join with the viewers. I spent just a few months with my hobbies and exploring and studying new issues. I used to be determined to make music and considered taking inspiration from exterior. So I put up a submit on my social media handles inviting lyrics.”

A brand new tackle motherhood

‘Aaraariro’ is written by Bengaluru-based Anagha Meera Manoharan. Sachin says that the lyrics struck a chord with him due to the theme. “There’s extra to this lullaby. It appears to be like at motherhood in a brand new gentle in that the phrases don’t glorify sacrifices made by a mom. The mom talks about her limitations and that she shouldn’t be good. She makes it clear to the daughter that she wouldn’t do every part for her and due to this fact needs her to determine sure issues by herself. After I learn the lyrics I felt that it deserved to be made right into a tune. The lyrics had a rhythm to it and the phrases impressed me a lot that I composed it instantly. It was magical.”

He additionally bought entries with Hindi and English lyrics. The EP has three extra tracks — one every in English, Hindi and Malayalam.

Composer-singer Sachin Warrier

Composer-singer Sachin Warrier
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Sachin factors that it was refreshing to create tunes after getting the lyrics. “Often, in movies, composing occurs first and lyrics are written accordingly. This course of was liberating. I had the inventive freedom to make any tune I needed and it was inspiring. If the lyrics has musicality, it’s straightforward to compose. For the reason that EP is all about lyrics, I named it ‘Phrase’.”

Sachin provides that there isn’t any theme that connects the 4 songs and every tune is in a unique style. Whereas the English monitor is in bluegrass style, the Hindi tune is in ghazal-like format and the Malayalam one is a love ballad. “Though none of those songs are strictly in these genres, they positively take inspiration from them,” he provides.

Sachin Warrier and Sithara Krishnakumar in the music video, 'Aaraariro'

Sachin Warrier and Sithara Krishnakumar within the music video, ‘Aaraariro’
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Sachin mentions that the final two years have helped him be taught quite a bit about himself as an individual and artiste. “I’m impatient from inside and have this behavior of transferring from one factor to the opposite. I’ve been going with the circulation, doing recordings and reveals and by no means thought of what I can do in future. Within the final two years I understood extra about my inventive course of and felt that I can do extra issues. One of many many issues I found and explored was filmmaking.” Sachin has conceptualised and directed the music video of ‘Aaraariro’, “with assist from our cinematographer [KJ Sarat]”. He additionally began a podcast (‘Sachin Warrier Will get Misplaced’) on his YouTube channel (Sachin Warrier).

Sachin, a former IT skilled, had made his debut as a composer with Aanandam (2016). A famous playback singer as nicely, he was final heard in Hridayam. “With 15 songs within the album, I by no means anticipated my songs in Hridayam to get observed this huge. It occurred as a result of the tracks had been positioned so nicely within the narrative.”

At present, he’s composing for 3 motion pictures, certainly one of them being Vineeth Sreenivasan-starrer Mukundanunni Associates, directorial debut of Abhinav Sunder Nayak, editor of Aanandam.

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