Album : London Paris New York
Music Director : Ali Zafar
London Paris New York i.e LPNY stars Ali Zafar and Aditi Rao Hydari. The upcoming movie will be released on March 2, 2012. It marks Ali Zafar’s debut as a composer. The music was launched on Jan 30,2012 by Sony Music Media. Ali Zafar has brought in Sunidhi Chauhan for the title track and 2 Pakistani female singers on board for the album. The latest buzz on LPNY is that the Ali’s songs will reflect the character of each of the cities – London, Paris and New York. Let us find out if LPNY has lived up to its expectations.
|London, Paris, New York||Ali Zafar, Sunidhi Chauhan|
|Voh Dekhnay Mein||Ali Zafar|
|Ting Rang||Ali Zafar|
|Thehree Si Zindagi||Ali Zafar, Adity Rao Hydari|
|Oo Lala||Sanam Marvi, Hadika, Ali Zafar|
|Voh Dekhnay Mein(female)||Adity Rao Hydari|
1. London, Paris, New York
The song begins with beautiful piano chords. As the momentum gains, the vocals of Sunidhi Chauhan & Ali Zafar blend wonderfully. A great start to the album –gives us a lot of expectations from the album. The English chorales are great.
2. Voh Dekhnay Mein
Great vocals, poor lyrics, and great music – the song does not live up to the expectation of the album. Initially the slow track brings us the hope for a good song but alas! The charm is missing.
3. Ting Rang
The much needed Punjabi Bhangra beat with modern rhythm comes to the rescue. But wait – this trick is much like Jab We Met or Mausam or Tanu Weds Manu. A great bhangra song could have brought back the momentum. Again, great music but not a great song .
4. Thehree Si Zindagi
Amazing vocals – which is the highlight of the song. The music starts becoming cliché. Not the best of the lot.
5. Oo Lala
One and half minutes later, you realise that the song hasn’t really started. Great music, which is repetitive by now. Poor lyrics yet again.
The start is quite slow but soothing. One and half minutes later, BAM! The song is rocking! By now our review is cliché – great music, poor lyrics.
7. Voh Dekhnay Mein(female)
A short, acoustic, female version of the song. Almost the same as the original.
Verdict : We felt that the lyrics of the album could have been better. The music composition is just brilliant which brings a lot of expectation to the album. But most of the songs seem to lack the X-Factor. Overall, a decent album, great music but we expect more!