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Neha Karode collaborates with Abhay Jodhpurkar for her new single 'Koyaliya Bole'

After giving her voice in Bollywood movies such as ‘Anek’ and ‘Nikamma’, singer Neha Karode is releasing her new single ‘Koyaliya Bole’. She has collaborated with playback singer Abhay Jodhapurkar, who is known for ‘Mere Naam Tu’ for Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Zero’.

Neha elaborates: “As someone who has trained in Hindustani classical music for several years I have always wanted to incorporate this art form in my independent tracks. It was this thought with which I decided to revamp my favourite ‘Raag Bandishes’ into more contemporary and personalised versions.”

“I started penning new lyrics and notations to the various Bandishes I knew and recreated them with Rupjit Das who has done the music production of my series released over the past one year,” says Neha.

She has collaborated with renowned vocalists like Sonu Nigam, Vishal Mishra, Pawandeep Rajan and Ash King. This is her first track with Abhay Jodhpurkar.

Talking about her association with Abhay, she adds: “It’s been a privilege to collaborate with Abhay Jodhpurkar as he is an extraordinary vocalist. When I made him hear the first draft of ‘Koyaliya Bole’, he was very gracious and immediately agreed to become a part of it. “

“As a lyricist and composer, I am always trying to blend the traditional and contemporary and Abhay’s singing is the perfect combination of two. His classical base is phenomenal and can blend into any genre with precision”.

“The way Abhay brought in nuances of Raag Malkuans, while also adding a little bit of vibrato and falsetto, is exactly what took this track to the next level,” Neha shares.

Talking about his experience Abhay concludes: “Neha has revamped the song very beautifully. I had a great experience working with her. The song is very soulful and has a blend of Indian classical music and a very indie essence to it.”

‘Koyaliya Bole’ is the fifth track of Neha’s ‘Bandish Based Originals’ series on her own YouTube channel. Neha recently sang ‘Nasha Ishq’ ka for the film ‘Nikamma’ and ‘Oh Mama’ and ‘Rabbit’ for Ayushman Khurana’s ‘Anek’.


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