Music Director Ar Rahman Launches Irshad Kamil’s Ink Band Music Series Cinema News
Oscar winning AR Rahman, on the occasion of World Poetry Day on Wednesday, launched lyricist Irshad Kamil’s INK Band music series, via which eight music videos consisting of the writer’s non-film songs will be released.
Kamil, who has penned songs like Matargashti, 'Agar tum saathho' and 'Aajdin chadeya', has carved a niche for his kind of film lyrics; poetic, melodic and yet conversational. His brand of poetry is carried forward with The INK Band, which performs verses recited by Kamil interspersed with singing, and music, making for unusual but easy listening.
Having performed at events and live gigs since 2015, and having garnered a tremendous positive response, The INK Band will now release eight music videos consisting of the writer’s non-film songs. This collective will form Season 1 and subsequent seasons will follow. The first video Vo Ladki was launched digitally by Rahman.
“What will life be without poetry...What will Hindi film industry be without Irshad Kamil... Some of the songs he has written have become iconic in people’s hearts. I wish him the very best for his new venture, sharing his gift of imagination with all of us,” Rahman said.
On this collection, Kamil said, “The INK Band reflects simple, conversational songs and poems with music. We have built an easy connect with young listeners and poetry aficionados across all age groups because what we do makes for easy listening, much like in a college jam session.”