Ennodu Vaa is your maiden try in Tamil. What prompted you guys to debut right here now?
Prateek: I like composing music in different languages and with this tune, I wished to strive Tamil lyrics, too. I discover that south Indian music is just too broad and there’s a lot to study. I really feel that is science and the appropriate method can result in a great tune for any language.
Madhav: I’ve wished to work on independent music for a while now. And Tamil being my mom tongue, I used to be eager on exploring it. I additionally felt that the impartial music scene remains to be comparatively much less explored down south and felt we had a chance to come back out with some soulful music. I used to be in search of the appropriate content material to take this ahead. Simply then, Jayashree got here up with these fascinating strains of the tune. After I mentioned this with Prateek, each of us favored the concept and we instantly knew that we had been going forward with this tune.
This tune can be your first collaboration…
Prateek: In 2019, I used to be working for Fb and at the moment, I used to be already into completely different cultural music of India. So, that’s how I known as Madhav and advised him that we must always do one Tamil tune.
Madhav: Prateek was seeking to create regional music and we had been in contact to see if we are able to make one thing in Tamil. This was across the similar time that I used to be seeking to work on impartial Tamil music. And Jayashree’s lyrics got here simply in time with the appropriate flavour of phrases. The subsequent factor we keep in mind was collaborating on the only!
Prateek, how snug had been you with Tamil?
Prateek: Truly, I didn’t perceive the lyrics. So, I requested Madhav to elucidate it word-to-word, and line-by-line, too! I truly pronounced all of the phrases flawed whereas composing and it was enjoyable for me.
The tune is a few woman’s bonding together with her pet. What sparked the concept?
Prateek: This fully got here from Madhav…
Madhav: The inspiration for this got here from my spouse, who’s a diehard pet lover. I see how she is in a special world when she is round pets. Throughout the lockdown, when my spouse and I spent our evenings feeding stray canines, it began to tick in my thoughts that the video of the tune should be one thing distinctive and that I may work on the idea of a pet and its proprietor. We brainstormed the lyrics totally and it match very properly into the pet-owner narrative.
Prateek, you’ve composed for Benny Dayal, amongst others, and are fairly a identified identify within the indie area. And Madhav, you might be conscious of the tendencies within the south. What do you guys consider the Tamil indie scene?
Prateek: Tamil indie scene was all the time rocking and all the time forward of every other music scene in India. I imagine within the provide chain — till you ship new music to individuals, how will they get to know what your music is? If every impartial artiste will get an opportunity to showcase their expertise, they’ll truly do wonders.
Madhav: Tamil indie scene is selecting up actual quick and there are many impartial music popping out. It’s a nice time to be part of this scene and contribute to good music as a lot as we are able to.