Want to listen, see, touch and feel fire? Here’s nine lost memories wrapped in an album – Rewind. Contemporary in production and soaked in beautiful nostalgia, Rewind comes from Band Called Nine — India’s first writer-led band comprising of leading Bollywood artistes breaking new ground in the non-film genre.
Led by pied-piper Neelesh Misra and with the soul-searing Shilpa Rao as the lead singer, 9 has a unique storytelling-meets-song concept.
‘Rewind’ is a dream come true for the heart-steaming band which, while travelling to cities, also sings Bollywood hits written and rendered by its members – the theme ranging from a college canteen to the doorstep in a forgotten homeland. 9 reflects the aspirations of small towns, dreams of the metropolis, the changing face of the new India and the values of the old. May be … this is called banding and bonding.
Shilpa says, “Hope you guys love to hear it as much as we loved making it for all you lovely people.” Why not, when equally madder Neelesh echoes: “I’ve collected friends as mad as myself, we jammed a bit between ginger tea (for me), Baileys (for her) and Vodka (for him) – and voilà, we’re creating songs.”
… yes, they are creating songs that aren’t fancy, that aren’t pretentious, that aren’t desperate to prove a point. But “our songs are just us, the way we are.” And … well … according to Gayatri Manchanda, a fan: “Very few people have ability to impress colossal impression on others’ thought process and Neelesh has that gift. I’m truly impressed and immersed in his narration.”
This post was reopened on April 19, 2011 to insert the promo of one of the songs “Maazi” from “Rewind”. Yes, you can enjoy it below: