Composers Vishal and Shekhar are going international. After creating the blockbuster soundtrack for Sultan, the duo has collaborated with British pop-rock band, The Vamps. The gang was brought together by Bottomline Media and Virgin EMI records to make music together, and the news remained under wraps for the longest time.
The discussions to get the two musical powerhouses together had been on for a while, but the recording of the song was done early this month. The composers were in London for a while and spent time with The Vamps, bonding over multiple music sittings.
Talking about the experience of recording with the band, Shekhar Ravjiani said, “It was superb to work with The Vamps. They are good guys and extremely talented. We went in not really knowing each other, but in a few minutes of being there, they had taken the song that we had created for them and added their own vibe to it. There was a comfort and joy to the sessions. That is something you can hear in the track.”
The song that was recorded in London will have an Indian essence to it, and Vishal-Shekhar are said to have crooned in bits too. The whole process took about two days. Shekhar says that despite the brainstorming that went in before they hit the studio, the band and the directors started from scratch.
“We composed a tune on our way to London but when we entered the studio, we had no song in our head. But we finished the song in two days. We kind of wrote the song that would be in their comfort zone, but we have also added more a Indian and organic flavour to it; it’s a great mix of Rock meets Indian music. ”
Shekhar also reveals, “They’re singing a few lines in Hindi as well!” The duo is no stranger to making international artistes sing to their tune, having made Akon croon in Hindi for Ra.One, something that Shekhar says The Vamps already knew about.
Shekhar is all praises for the band and their humility. “These boys are young and have a unique talent. They have a huge fan following but are so humble. They are very focussed and disciplined too.”
The Vamps too complimented to the duo. “We had a great time recording with Vishal and Shekhar and it was fun to try something different from what we are used to. We are really excited for everyone to hear the single. It was fun showing them around London and we hope they will return the favour next month when we visit Mumbai. India is a country we have wanted to visit since we started as a band especially as we have such an incredible, loyal fan base there....