A R Rahman's new song captures impact of demonetisation

PTI
Published Oct 6, 2017, 4:52 pm IST
Updated Oct 6, 2017, 5:53 pm IST
To attune to the public mood on demonetisation, Oscar-winning singer-composer AR Rahman has just launched a 19-minute track.
 The maestro of music is celebrating 25 years in the industry.
  The maestro of music is celebrating 25 years in the industry.

Mumbai: A R Rahman's new single "The Flying Lotus" has released today and the Oscar-winning composer said through his single he wanted to show people's "admiration and resentment" towards demonetisation.

Last year on November 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the biggest-ever demonetisation exercise India has ever seen by suddenly withdrawing Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes from public use in a bid to clamp down on black money and fake currency menace.

"November 2016 was an interesting phase for India as the government announced demonetisation. As India continued to rise on the path to progress, what were its citizen's feelings? And what about the impact of demonetisation on ordinary folks?

"With 'The Flying Lotus', I have tried to capture people's unspoken admiration as also the loud resentment of an interesting occurrence of historic proportions through the language of music," Rahman said in a statement.

Conducted by Ricardo Averbach, "The Flying Lotus" is a 19-minute-long music piece in collaboration with the Internationally renowned Seattle Symphony.
"The Flying Lotus" is available Worldwide on physical and digital formats exclusively on Universal Music Group.





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